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-Why are there two leftypols now?

The leftypol board owner banned people for defending the Kurdish factions in the Syrian war, on the basis that they were supported by the USA and were thus tools of US imperialism. Unable to post on, and unhappy with, the moderation of leftypol, this board was created.

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/leftylit/

I started reading Thomas More's Utopia recently and was wondering if we could get a thread going about left wing literature. Anyone else read this and have thoughts on the book? Can it be considered proto-socialist?

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/left(y)pol/ dubtrack

https://www.dubtrack.fm/join/leftypol-comrades

Hey so we're still alive not that anyone of note cares…playing music and tunes and occasional discussion although barely anyone cares to show up nowadays. Yeah…also we have a discord as well since it's more convenient but Lethe would probably freak if I shared it so w/e and besides like 99% of this board hates discord anyways.

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/lefttrash/

If we're moving here we may as well bring the best part of /leftypol/ along with us.

Movies, anime, music, feels, e-celebs, internet drama, fetishes and shitposting ITT

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Peace Land Bread

This is my ideal society. Please critique it.

Peace. All wars ended. No soldier shall cross the border. No weapons or "advisors" shall cross the border. Soldiers only allowed in their designated zones, and the border. In the event of a border invasion or some far off country is throwing missiles, only immediate retaliation is allowed. No lengthy campaigns to invade, occupy lands, capturing capitals, etc.

Land. Every citizen at 18yrs of age is given a standard X amount of acres. They are the sole legal owners. Upon death, they can leave it to 1 heir, or its taken by the state to be redistributed. Only 1 property per citizen. Its a long project, but eventually all land will be neatly divided. No existing properties will be "stolen" by the state. But they will buy existing properties when they can and combine/cut up them up to create these standard acreage sizes.

Bread. Government will have the sole right to work all natural resources: mines (metals, uranium, chalk, etc) lumber, fish, water, etc and use those profits to 1. take place of taxes 2. Provide a basic income in terms of basic food requirements.

These government properties are exempt from "Land" distribution.

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Worker cooperatives and unions

Should worker cooperative members also join unions of top-down capitalist business employees? Do unions still have a role to play in democratic workplaces, at least as long as capitalist businesses exist alongside them?

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The new BO is just a crony of the old one an just as bad.

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Global Capitalism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hipm7Y4yOR0

EVERYBODY GET IN HERE

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Radlib retard SHOCKED, did not see this coming at all

Hello everyone, upcoming eceleb vaush got butthurt that he got a strike on his youtube account for hatespeech. We've heard this story time and time again, the very dipshits who believe in deplatforming are BAMBOOZLED when they lose their platform too. If the left wants any chance to get its message out in the internet age, it cannot be handing over all the control to tech monopolies.

I've been saying this since 2015 and have been getting shit for it but fuck you I've been right this entire time. I was mocked for arguing in bad faith and secretly being a reactionary because I didn't want porky to have unilateral control over political expression. The typical woke retards who push for this stuff all too easily find themselves on the opposite end of the boot, not understanding that free speech for leftists also means free speech for rightists, as much chagrin as that may cause you.

And it's always a radlib, they always support the woke SJW crap. As the years have gone on I have less and less sympathy for these tards as they easily swing their guns towards leftists they perceive less pure than themselves (Pierre trudank vs batko being one example). We've seen the results of /leftypol/ and what powertripping mods can do, and how it can easily kill discussion.

Nazbol is the only solution.

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Colorado becomes first state in nation to cap price of insulin

Under bill signed by governor this week, diabetics will pay no more than $100 a month for insulin

https://www.denverpost.com/2019/05/23/colorado-insulin-price-cap/

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WHy do people think Hollywood is "left wing" when it so clearly isn't?

Hey all, here is a thing that I've noticed when it comes to people critiquing any new movie, especially when it comes to things like Star Wars or Star Trek. Everyone thinks that these big corporations are pushing some king of "Left-Wing" agenda when in reality these corporations are only using liberal/feminist talking points as nothing more than a cynical marketing ploy/publicity stunt.

Why don't people ever notice this fact?

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2019 European Parliament election

Who should I vote for in the upcoming EU elections? Is there even any point to it?

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LENIN VS KROPOTKIN

Lenin vs. Kropotkin; choose one

Also consider their allies. For Lenin, that can mean Joseph Stalin and the Bolsheviks, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, etc. For Kropotkin, that could mean Republican Catalonia/the CNT-FAI, Rojava, Mikhail Bakunin, Murray Bookchin, Noam Chomsky, Rosa Luxemburg, Emma Goldman, etc.

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Modern forms of "Entertainment"

A healthy mind inhabits a healthy body.

Modern forms of entertainment like video games and anime are pure poison to the mind, don't be one of those youths whom get entrapped by these crap and waste literally thousands of hours on something that doesn't help you improve anything, your mind won't get sharper, your intellect won't get sharper, your body won't get healthier. It's pure capitalist poison made as escapism to keep the youth tamed and lethargic. With all the thousands of hours you waste on these crap you could've read several books, learned lots of new things, expanded your mind, met new people, made new friends and maybe even gotten a gf. But no, instead you just wasted your time on something that didn't help you achieve anything in life, oh, I've finished that gaem after several hours, yay, yeah congrats, all it did was to help you become a fucking loser IRL because while you wasted your time for nothing other people were actually doing something productive instead, you fucking moron, and by productive I don't mean wageslaving so that their porky boss could buy his 7th yacht this year, no, I mean that they were actually living during this time.

So I recommend you sell your video games, never even look at those faggy retarded chinese cartoons anymore and go outside, chase them gurls, smile, read, LIVE!

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Right-Wing Cringe Thread

I’ll start with two examples that are much more common than what they claim. Exhibit A: the anti-fun crusaders browse a diaper-fetish board and display their copies of Evola proudly as the other considers himself a traditionalist. So this is the power of anti-fun

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what was the reason for it?

I vaguely remember it as a kid, (I was 3 then), but it seems to stem from this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOVE

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/leftywebm/

Post mp4s and webms of speeches, songs, films, documentaries, etc..

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Censorship on /leftpol/

How come every single thread now has dozens of deleted posts?

The reason I left /leftypol/ was because of excessive moderation.

Is the same dynamic being repeated here? Is it humanly impossible to have a left-wing discussion board that doesn't eventually turn into authoritarian censorship?

What's the point of reading replies to posts you can't read? "Ah but they're fascists, they're trolls, they're wrong…". HOLY FUCKING SHIT, are the mods protecting us from bad ideas or something?

What's happening?!

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News 5/23/19

Theresa May shelves Brexit Withdrawal bill following Cabinet mutiny

Prime Minister Theresa May has shelved plans to publish her Brexit legislation this week after senior members of her Cabinet withdrew their support for her plans.

https://www.businessinsider.com/theresa-may-abandons-brexit-withdrawal-agreement-bill-after-cabinet-mutiny-2019-5

Canada to take back rubbish sent to Philippines

Canada says it will take back tonnes of waste shipped to the Philippines, causing a diplomatic stink.The federal environment minister's announcement came shortly after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the rubbish sent back.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48360553

Iran’s supreme leader promises young Iranians will see US & Israel crumble

Israel and US civilization in its present state are doomed and will last no longer than one generation, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said, promising Iranian students they would see them crumble.

https://www.rt.com/news/460047-iran-israel-us-demise/

New Zealand media to censor coverage of Christchurch terrorist’s trial

New Zealand’s major media outlets—TVNZ, Stuff, Mediaworks, NZME and Radio NZ—signed an unprecedented agreement on May 1 to self-censor their coverage of the trial of Brenton Tarrant, who is accused of killing 51 people in terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on March 15

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/23/chri-m23.html

Farishta: Outrage over Pakistan child murder

The family of a 10-year-old Pakistani girl who was abducted and murdered have said they were ignored by police when they tried to report her missing.They say police told them the child might have eloped, and they were made to carry out errands for officers

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48364434

UN: Bolivia’s Universal Healthcare Is 'Model For The World'

The World Health Organization (WHO) pointed out that Bolivia’s leftist government has given generous funding and resources to health, ensuring free treatment for all.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/UN-Bolivias-Universal-Healthcare-Is-Model-For-The-World-20190523-0014.html

Pentagon to present plans to send 10,000 troops to Middle East, officials say

The Pentagon is considering a US military request to send 10,000 extra troops to the Gulf to beef up defences against potential Iranian threats, US officials have said.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/22/us-troop-increase-pentagon-middle-east-iran

Moscow concerned over Haftar’s ‘purge’ plan as UN warns Libya is heading towards civil war

A plan by Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Haftar to wipe out “terrorists” has sparked concern in Moscow as it is unclear who is considered a target. It comes as the UN warns that Libya is on the verge of a new civil war.

https://www.rt.com/news/460104-libya-civil-war-moscow-un/

Russia Says Syrian Troops Repelled Three Big Militant Attacks in Syria's Idlib

Syrian government troops on Wednesday morning repelled three big attacks by militants in Syria's Idlib province, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/22/russia-says-syrian-troops-repelled-three-big-militant-attacks-in-syrias-idlib-a65695

Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists

Researchers say that they have pinpointed the major sources of a mysterious recent rise in a dangerous, ozone-destroying chemical.CFC-11 was primarily used for home insulation but global production was due to be phased out in 2010.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48353341

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Which candidate does /leftpol/ think is the most likely to win the Democratic nomination?

Will they beat Trump?

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"Rational" wiki

I made some contribution on their pedophilia article (a rather moderate one, not even chimping out) and I got inmediately perma-banned, with the ability to create a new account disabled, by a mod there (a fucking feminazi one, of course, and a major SJW retard no less). She goes by the name EK and seems like your average r/socialism sack of shit.

I think it was mostly because of my username and not because of the topic as such. So much for those faggots being "rational".

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The Guardian & Vice

Am I the only one who is filled with boiling rage every time I visit liberal websites like The Guardian and Vice?

I usually enjoy reading articles at WSWS, Libcom, Counterpunch, Truthdig, etc. but eventually there is a link to either The Guardian or Vice and I make the mistake of reading several articles on those websites.

It really pisses me off that everything is "woke" and "low key" and "microagression" and faux political incorrectness like "don't be a dick, dude" and all the articles have condescending titles like "no, popular opinion that no one actually holds is wrong" or "something something apparently bad (and why that's a good thing)" and so on.

I'm pissed at the blatant anti-working class streak that permeates through those websites at the same time that they spout leftist mantras that lose all character when professed by these elitist and conformist liberals who pay lip service to anti-capitalist ideas when in fact they just turned anti-capitalism into a profitable business (cooptation).

I'm so fucking happy that both those corporations are having financial trouble and firing their staff:

>https://www.mumbrella.asia/2019/03/vice-and-buzzfeed-started-believing-their-own-hype-says-guardian-boss

But at the same time I'm sad because they used to be top-notch a decade and half ago. I'm not a fan of the "get woke go broke" belief for obvious reasons but holy shit, if anyone deserves to go broke, it's these fucking know-it-all cosmopolitan limp-wristed faggots who talk down to the alienated working class. And then these fucking "specialists" wonder why Brexit and Trump happened: it's the fake news, it's Russia, it's the trolls. They have the world at their feet, a global reach, and instead of using it to wake up the masses they alienate them by engaging in clickbait identity politics.

Who the fuck gives a single fucking fuck about the struggles of some millionaire who happens to be African-American and LGBT? The point of left-wing politics is to SMASH capitalist systems of oppression, not to invert them. /rant

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Alabama governor signs nation's most restrictive anti-abortion bill into law

>(CNN) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law a controversial abortion bill that could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison.

>"Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Legislature," said Ivey, a Republican, in a statement. "To the bill's many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians' deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God."

>The Alabama Senate passed the bill 25-6 late Tuesday night. The law only allows exceptions "to avoid a serious health risk to the unborn child's mother," for ectopic pregnancy and if the "unborn child has a lethal anomaly." Democrats re-introduced an amendment to exempt rape and incest victims, but the motion failed on an 11-21 vote.

>Ivey noted in her statement that the new law may be unenforceable due to the Supreme Court's Roe V. Wade decision that legalized abortion in all 50 states. But, the new law was passed with the aim of challenging that decision, Ivey said.

>"No matter one's personal view on abortion, we can all recognize that, at least for the short term, this bill may similarly be unenforceable," Ivey wrote. "As citizens of this great country, we must always respect the authority of the U.S. Supreme Court even when we disagree with their decisions. Many Americans, myself included, disagreed when Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973. The sponsors of this bill believe that it is time, once again, for the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit this important matter, and they believe this act may bring about the best opportunity for this to occur."

http://archive.is/dkWhd

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News 5/22/19

Over 240,000 people back Chinese tech worker protest

A protest by tech workers in China over inhumane working conditions has gained widespread support from software engineers and others internationally.In March of this year a GitHub user with the name 996icu created a project named 996.icu. The project was named to protest the “996” work culture in Chinese tech companies.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/22/tech-m22.html

'Urgent': Risk of nuclear war now greater than at any time since 1945, UN warns

The risk of conflict involving nuclear weapons is at its highest since the Second World War, a senior United Nations (UN) security expert has warned.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/nuclear-war-conflict-united-nations-us-china-russia-second-world-war-a8925081.html

6 Die In Jakarta Riots After President Joko Widodo's Election Win Is Confirmed

Confirmation of Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's reelection win has set off violence in Jakarta, where officials say at least six people died after protests morphed into riots in the capital. Widodo's challenger, retired military general Prabowo Subianto, is refusing to concede the race.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/22/725668115/six-die-in-jakarta-riots-after-president-joko-widodos-election-win-is-confirmed

Chagos Islands dispute: UN backs end to UK control

The UN has passed a resolution demanding the UK return control of the Chagos Islands to Mauritius.In the non-binding vote in the General Assembly in New York, 116 states were in favour and only six against, a major diplomatic blow to the UK.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48371388

Right-wing Finnish youth group causes uproar over ‘racist’ tweet against non-whites

Finns Party Youth, the junior wing of the Finns Party, tweeted a screenshot from a European Parliament ad which depicted two dark-skinned parents and their child.“Vote Finns so that Finland’s future will not look like this,” Finnish Youth captioned the image.

https://www.rt.com/news/459986-finland-racist-eu-elections-ad/

Andrea Leadsom quits: Resignation letter in full

Commons leader Andrea Leadsom has resigned from the government amid a backlash against Theresa May's Brexit plan from Conservative MPs.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48372989

Italy's Matteo Salvini Hopes To Lead Nationalist Wave In Upcoming European Elections

As a recording played the late tenor Luciano Pavarotti singing Puccini's Nessun Dorma aria, with its refrain of "Vincerò!" (I will win), Salvini took center-stage before a crowd of some 20,000 cheering fans.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/22/725023096/italys-matteo-salvini-hopes-to-lead-nationalist-wave-in-upcoming-european-electi

Philippines' Duterte loses patience, orders trash shipped back Canada

The Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his government to hire a private shipping company to send 69 containers of garbage back to Canada and leave them within its territorial waters if it refuses to accept the trash, his spokesman said on Wednesday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-canada-waste/philippines-duterte-loses-patience-orders-trash-shipped-back-to-canada-idUSKCN1SS14D

Two cops injured in IED blast by Maoist in Chhattisgarh

Two District Reserve Guard (DRG) personnel were injured on Tuesday when Maoists detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, police said.

https://www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/two-cops-injured-in-ied-blast-by-maoist-in-chhattisgarh/

Ukraine Considers Referendum on Possible Russian Peace Deal

Ukraine may submit any preliminary peace deal agreed with Russia to the Ukrainian people for a referendum, the new head of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's administration told Ukrainian television Tuesday.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/22/ukraine-considers-referendum-possible-russian-peace-deal-a65684

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/Leftypol/ Whine thread

post all your totally undeserved bans/screenshots of mod abuse here, and stop clogging up the rest of the catalog.

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News 5/20/19

Ukraine's Comedian President Takes Office, Says He's Dissolving Parliament

Ukraine now has a new president, as Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn into office on Monday — and the famous comedian immediately said one of his first actions will be to dissolve parliament. Fulfilling a campaign promise, Zelenskiy announced a snap election to choose new lawmakers.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/20/724961911/ukraines-comedian-president-takes-office-says-he-s-dissolving-parliament

BP headquarters in London blockaded by Greenpeace

Greenpeace activists have blockaded all entrances to the BP headquarters in London, demanding an end to all new oil and gas exploration.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/may/20/bp-headquarters-in-london-blockaded-by-greenpeace

Russia scandal triggers mass resignations of far-Right in Austria's coalition government

The Austrian government was plunged further into crisis on Monday after the far-right FPÖ party resigned their ministerial posts en masse in response to Chancellor Sebastian Kurz sacking the interior minister over a Russia-linked corruption scandal.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/20/russia-scandal-triggers-mass-resignations-far-right-members/

‘We won’t be complicit’: Italian dock workers refuse to load Saudi arms ship over Yemen war

Italian unions have refused to load cargo onto a Saudi ship carrying weapons, in protest against Riyadh’s war on Yemen. The dock workers have gone on strike, refusing to work until the ship leaves port in Genoa.

https://www.rt.com/news/459806-saudi-arms-ship-blocked-italian-port/

Nigel Farage hit by milkshake during Newcastle walkabout

Nigel Farage had milkshake thrown at him during a campaign walkabout.The Brexit Party leader had just given a short speech in Newcastle as part of a tour of the country ahead of the European elections.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-48339711

11 people reportedly killed in shooting at a bar in Brazil

11 people have died and one other is injured in Brazil's northern Pará state after gunmen opened fire on a bar, local media reports.

https://www.businessinsider.com/brazil-bar-shooting-para-belem-massacre-death-toll-2019-5

Indian PM Modi secures 2nd term & stronger majority, exit polls show

India’s ruling National Democratic Alliance headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party is on course to win the general election by a substantial margin, multiple exit polls indicate.

https://www.rt.com/news/459762-india-modi-election-results/

Far-right Alternative for Germany sets the tone for German Grand Coalition government

Last Thursday’s debate in the Bundestag (federal parliament) was a particularly odious spectacle. In the face of increasing transatlantic tensions, the acute danger of war in the Middle East, and growing opposition to social inequality and militarism, the German ruling class demonstrated once again that it is moving further to the right ahead of the European elections.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/20/germ-m20.html

U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, angering Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world’s two biggest economies.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-military/us-warship-sails-in-disputed-south-china-sea-amid-trade-tensions-idUSKCN1SQ067

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>I'm an oppressor simply for having white skin

Do you have any idea how deranged you guys sound? Literally on par with /pol/ saying all jews are pedophile vampires

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News 5/21/19

Brexit: PM says MPs have 'one last chance' to back her deal

Theresa May has said MPs have "one last chance" to deliver Brexit, urging them to back what she called a "new deal".MPs will get a vote on whether to hold another referendum if they back the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, she said.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48357017

Pull Danish troops back home to man WALL on German border, anti-Islam right-wing party leader says

A dark horse right-wing candidate in Denmark’s national elections who has called to militarize the country’s land border and to build a wall to keep out migrants just might earn enough votes to enter the parliament.

https://www.rt.com/news/459933-danish-anti-islam-party-wall-germany/

Venezuela's ambassador to Italy quits post saying US sanctions have reduced him to poverty

Venezuela’s ambassador to Italy has resigned his post, saying US sanctions have reduced him to penury and have made it impossible to keep running the diplomatic mission.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/21/venezuelas-ambassador-italy-quits-post-saying-us-sanctions-have/

Accused Shooter In New Zealand Mosque Attacks Charged With Terrorism

The man accused in the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques has been charged with carrying out a terrorist act. Brenton H. Tarrant, 28, already faced 50 counts of murder and 40 counts of attempted murder for the March 15 shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/21/725390449/accused-shooter-in-new-zealand-mosque-attacks-charged-with-terrorism

27th weekly “yellow vest” rally in France: Protesters defend Assange, denounce war

After French President Emmanuel Macron declared Friday that he had satisfied the demands of “yellow vest” protesters and called on them to vote in the European elections, the “yellow vests” took to the streets across France for a 27th weekly Saturday protest. The Interior ministry claimed 15,500 joined the protests, while the “yellow vests” themselves claimed 41,000.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/21/yell-m21.html

Brazil Loosens Gun Control, Civilians Can Own Military Rifles

Brazilian far-right President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree this month which will allow citizens to possess rifles with four times the amount of firepower

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Loosens-Gun-Control-Civilians-Can-Own-Military-Rifles-20190521-0009.html

5,000 terrorists amassed in Afghanistan close to CIS border - Russian FSB chief

An Islamic State offshoot has amassed around 5,000 militants in northern Afghanistan on the border of post-Soviet republics of Central Asia, the director of Russia’s FSB has warned, adding that many of them have fought in Syria.

https://www.rt.com/news/459861-thousands-terrorists-concentrated-afghanistan/

Water supply restored for millions in Libya, averting crisis

Water supplies to the Libyan capital and surrounding cities have been restored two days after they were cut off when an armed group stormed a control room, averting shortages that could have caused a humanitarian crisis.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/21/millions-without-water-libya-armed-group-cuts-off-supply

Venezuela's Maduro proposes early elections for opposition-run congress

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday proposed early elections for the National Assembly, which is headed by opposition leader Juan Guaido and is the sole body recognized as democratically legitimate by most Western nations.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuelas-maduro-proposes-early-elections-for-opposition-run-congress-idUSKCN1SQ267

A Glimpse Behind the Iron Curtain

As nostalgia for the Soviet Union swells, one project aims to show what life was like for ordinary citizens in the U.S.S.R.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/21/a-glimpse-behind-the-iron-curtain-a65604

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turning point

turning point AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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Was >>>/leftypol/ BO right? What's your excuse, you piece of ideological shit?

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Agamben

What's the deal with this guy? Is he a comrade?

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The Norman Conquest and its Consequences

The Norman Conquest and its consequences have been a disaster for the Angle people and the human race. Had the Norman Conquest not happened, the possibility of a proto-socialist Anglo-Saxon kingdom going on a different path to a different proto-mercantilism and proto-capitalism, giving way to Socialism with Angle Characteristics might have been possible.

Before the Norman invasion, Angle women had ancient rights to own property alongside their men. We see that the Norman invasion, the spiritual Continental-Viking pollution of Angle society, created a set of historical conditions that introduced French agnatic primogeniture and thereby reduced women to property. This is the first indignity of the Norman Conquest, patriarchal feudal propertarianism eventually evolving into capitalist patriarchy - an ontologically French patriarchy governing English women and men! .

Secondly, the Norman conquest was the formalization of a proto-imperialism that forever wounded the Anglo-Saxon people's collective consciousness and distorted it forever. The Norman Conquest violently destroyed the rights of old Angle landholders. Collaborators with the Norman's were rewarded. Despite having been foreigners to the Isles just half a millennium before, their resistance of Danes and Vikings (guess what, forefathers of the Norman's!) taught Angles to resist invasion and proto-Imperialism, no matter what the coat. Yet just as an abused child grows up to become another abuser of children, by the violent subjugation of the Angle peoples paved the way for them to become modern imperialists. In the Norman Conquest, one finds the prototype of extirpation of the American natives and Indigenous Australians.

Thirdly, the Norman invasion had once again connected Angle history to the history of the Continent. Previously, the Angle evacuation of Old Anglia from climate change on the German continent had severed English historical development from the oppressive violence that was occurring on the continent, from the Holy Roman Empire's squabbles with the Papacy and from the incipient French absolutism. Just as imperialism and liberalism-capitalism need monopolies over entire continents (see the EU) to grow, so did feudalism and Roman Catholicism. This there was the eventual entrance of the French-speaking English-ignorant Crusader king Richard who ruthlessly took from his kingdom's coffers to fund proto-imperialist Crusades rather than focusing on home English development became a given.

Just by looking at the current state of the Anglosphere, one will understand the disaster of the Norman conquest. America, chief imperialist power, are a continental nation of Angles with Norman minds. New Zealand has been harried by fascist spiritual Norman Crusaders slaughtering 50 civilians. Merkel is as the Empress Matilda violating English sovereignty. Only the island nation, a Macro-Albion Australia (most proletarian of the English nations) is relatively unscathed and even then it's connections to the Norman-minded English is reducing it to a mineral colony, a Richard Lionheart's coffer for imperialism.

Everything wrong with modern Anglo societies are ultimately evils derived from the Norman Conquest. We must strive to "Deconquer" ourselves, to "Decolonise", "Denormanize" ourselves that we may be put back on the path of Angle socialism from which we were disrupted by this great evil. Down with Normanism, down with the New Normandy of America, Angles with Norman Minds!

Stop, Survive, Denormanize!

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Farmers: The True Exploited

I’ve recently came to the conclusion that Marx had it all wrong. If we define exploitation as the appropriation of a surplus, and look to the most fundamental of all surpluses necessary for the very maintenance of human civilization from the dawn of agricultural onwards to present day, we arrive at the farmer. The production of surplus by the farmer allowed for the division of labor and growth of parasitic non-agricultural classes on top of it. As all other classes – including the bourgeoisie and proletariat – exploit the surpluses of farmers to even stay alive in the first place, they are exploiters and the farmer exploited. This is much more dire than the traditional view concerning surplus value. Exploitation is an inverse pyramid, with the majority brutally oppressing a civilization-sustaining agrarian producer-class.

AGRICULTURALISM = BASE

CIVILIZATION = SUPERSTRUCTURE

The goal here for the liberation of this fundamental producing class is to topple the inverse pyramid, cast of the weights. And this farmer, like Atlas holding up the skin, shall return to subsistence levels, free of a world of exploitation and parasitism. Marxists ONLY look at the superstructure, never looking at the true civilization sustaining fundamentals of class-society.

UPROOT FOOD PARASITES

TOPPLE THE SUPERSTRUCTURE

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what are some /leftpol/ approved books about firearms,warfare,military tactics and strategy

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News 5/18/19

Australian PM Morrison celebrates unexpected election victory

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government had delivered a miracle result in Saturday’s election where it unexpectedly looks set to retain office, saying the victory was for the “quiet Australians” who supported him.“I have always believed in miracles!” Morrison told an exuberant room of Liberal Party supporters around midnight.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-election-morrison-idUSKCN1SO0DN

Austria's Vice Chancellor Quits After Video Surfaces Of Meeting With Russian Investor

Austria's vice chancellor has resigned after German media published a video that purportedly showed him offering government contracts to a woman posing as the niece of a Russian oligarch, in exchange for media coverage and political funding.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/18/724580640/austrias-vice-chancellor-quits-after-video-surfaces-of-meeting-with-russian-inve

Tommy Robinson: Salvini shows far-right agenda attainable

Tommy Robinson has said Matteo Salvini, the anti-Islam Italian minister accused of targeting refugees, had shown what was attainable from pursuing far-right policies.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/may/18/tommy-robinson-salvini-shows-far-right-agenda-attainable

‘Making an example of us’: French journalists face jail for exposing govt lies about Yemen war

French journalists are being threatened with jail time for reporting on leaked documents revealing the country’s complicity in the Saudi-led war in Yemen after they refused to answer questions from anti-terror police.

https://www.rt.com/news/459644-french-journalists-leaks-yemen/

India’s multi-phase election concludes

The last leg in India’s multi-phase election to decide the composition of the Lok Sabha, the lower and more important house of India’s bicameral parliament, will be held Sunday, with voters going to the polls in 59 of the 543 Lok Sabha constituencies.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/18/indi-m18.html

Right-wing Australian politician who blamed Muslims for Christchurch mosque attack loses seat

The anti-immigration politician egged by a teenage boy earlier this year has lost his seat in the Australian parliament following the country’s federal election.Fraser Anning, who sparked outrage when he said Muslim immigration was to blame for the New Zealand mosque shootings, has been defeated in his bid to return to the Senate.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/australia-election-fraser-anning-new-zealand-mosque-egg-boy-loses-seat-a8919911.html

The Trump administration has already built its case for Iran war

President Donald Trump may not need Congress to go to war with Iran.That's the case his lieutenants have been quietly building as tensions between the two nations have escalated.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-administration-has-already-built-its-case-iran-war-n1007281

https://archive.is/qjYLK

Libya: Haftar Calls for the People to Rebel in Tripoli

The Libyan National Army (LNA) commander, Khalifa Haftar, is trying to incite a revolt in Tripoli amid signs of popular agitation against the Tripoli-based National Accord Government (GNA), headed by Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj and backed by the United Nations.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Libya-Haftar-Calls-for-the-People-to-Rebel-in-Tripoli-20190518-0007.html

Revealed: air pollution may be damaging ‘every organ in the body’

Air pollution may be damaging every organ and virtually every cell in the human body, according to a comprehensive new global review.The research shows head-to-toe harm, from heart and lung disease to diabetes and dementia, and from liver problems and bladder cancer to brittle bones and damaged skin. Fertility, foetuses and children are also affected by toxic air, the review found.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2019/may/17/air-pollution-may-be-damaging-every-organ-and-cell-in-the-body-finds-global-review

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Electoral Strategy

There are quite a lot of obstacles to getting genuine leftists elected to office in some places. Media blackouts to absurd ballot access laws to election fraud to voter suppression to systems that inherently generate two-party rule to outright banning of leftist political parties. At some point a Leftist needs to ask whether they should be putting time and energy at all into electoral politics when there are workplaces to organize. What should be the purpose of electoral organizing? When is it worth it to organize electorally, and what form should that strategy take?

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*ahem*

There is absolutely nothing wrong with building an empire and conquering weaker people. Also fuck jannies and fuck niggers.

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/DPRK/

Making this thread for the express purpose of discussing the Current Geo-Political Situation / Debating about / General Discussion about the D.P.R.K and so on

Preferably this thread could serve the same Purpose as the DPRK thread on /left*pol/ with it being the containment thread for discussions about the DPRK

Also if someone can get the Tank-poster whose been to NK who as far as i know still posts on the DPRK thread /left*pol/ to come here that would be nice

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Anarcho-Transhumanism FTW

This is the future whether u can handle it or no, fuck you to all the prehistoric tanks out there!

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News 5/17/19

German parliament declares Israel boycott campaign antisemitic

Germany’s Bundestag has become the first parliament in Europe to pass a motion labelling the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel as antisemitic.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/17/german-parliament-declares-israel-boycott-campaign-antisemitic

Canada’s government uses bogus “foreign interference” claims to expand censorship ahead of federal election

Canada’s Liberal government has issued a series of inflammatory warnings about the alleged danger of “foreign interference” in the country’s federal election due this October. This reactionary campaign has the twin aims of legitimizing censorship of social media and the internet and whipping up hostility against Russia, which Ottawa, like its longstanding partner Washington.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/17/cens-m17.html

Jeremy Corbyn pulls out of Brexit talks in major blow to Theresa May's hopes of passing a deal

Jeremy Corbyn has pulled out of Brexit talks with Theresa May in a major blow to the prime minister's hopes of passing a Brexit deal.

https://www.businessinsider.com/jeremy-corbyn-pulls-out-of-brexit-talks-with-theresa-may-deal-labour-conservatives-vote-2019-5

Iran’s short-range missile can reach US fleet in Gulf – Revolutionary Guards deputy commander

The deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has said that the US fleet in the Gulf is already within striking distance of his country’s short range missiles, adding that the US could not sustain a new war in the region.

https://www.rt.com/news/459575-iran-missiles-us-tension/

Jack Renshaw: MP death plot neo-Nazi jailed for life

A neo-Nazi who planned to murder Labour MP Rosie Cooper in a terrorist attack has been jailed for life.Jack Renshaw, 23, from Skelmersdale, Lancashire, must serve at least 20 years in prison.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-48306380

Indian soldier leaked sensitive info to Pakistani ‘honey pot’ on Facebook

An Indian Army clerk has been arrested for passing information on troop movements and military exercises to a Pakistani spy on Facebook and WhatsApp and may have been paid for his betrayal, authorities say.

https://www.rt.com/news/459549-indian-army-leak-honeypot-pakistan/

Release Prof Saibaba unconditionally: TVV demands

Karimnagar: The representatives of Telangana Vidyarthi Vedika (TVV) demanded unconditional release of Delhi University Professor GN Saibaba, who has been sentenced to central jail in Nagpur. They staged a protest by covering their mouths with black ribbons in front of Satavahana University in Karimnagar on Monday.

https://www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/release-prof-saibaba-unconditionally-tvv-demands/

Chile: SICAR Agents Charged with Sex Crimes Against Women During Dictatorship

Chile's Court of Appeals Minister Mario Carroza, has charged Manuel Agustin Muñoz Gamboa with the aggravated kidnapping of two women who were detained and tortured by agents of the Intelligence Service of Carabineros (SICAR) during former dictator Agosto Pinochet's regime.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-SICAR-Agents-Charged-with-Sex-Crimes-Against-Women-During-Dictatorship-20190517-0012.html

Josu Ternera, leader of Eta Basque rebels, arrested in France

The political leader of the Basque separatist group Eta has been arrested in the French Alps after 17 years on the run, officials say.In a joint French-Spanish police operation, Josu Ternera - whose real name is José Antonio Urrutikoetxea - was arrested in Sallanches.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48293187

Oil Spill Seeping Into Gulf Of Mexico Contained After 14 Years, Coast Guard Says

An ongoing oil spill that has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico for more than 14 years is finally being contained, the U.S. Coast Guard announced on Thursday.The Taylor Energy oil spill began after Hurricane Ivan triggered an underwater mudslide in 2004 that caused the company's oil platform to topple and sink.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/16/724164873/oil-spill-seeping-into-gulf-of-mexico-contained-after-14-years-coast-guard-says

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Caleb Maupin, "Cultural marxism" n shiet

In this video Caleb Maupin argues that "Cultural marxism" conspiracy is not entirely false. What do you guys think?

https://youtu.be/W9Q5g4J48Jk

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I can't help it, but I seriously hate liberals more than (Neo)Nazis and capitalists… even though I know it is a diversion…

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Max Stirner

Does he live up to the memes?

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Should people responsible for the climate catastrophe (execs of oil corporations, their lobbyists, politicians, propagandists, etc.) be held responsible for their actions, tied in international court and publicly executed for their crimes against humanity?

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/leftypol/ BO is resigning

>>>/leftypol/2886760

Can we finally come home, comrades? Is the Great Schism over?

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News 5/16/19

Police with battering ram raid Venezuelan Embassy in DC & arrest anti-coup activists (VIDEOS)

After spending over a month camped out in the embassy, the final four activists of the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective have been placed under arrest after police broke down doors and entered the premises on Thursday.

https://www.rt.com/news/459511-police-raid-venezuelan-embassy-dc/

Theresa May agrees to set timetable to choose successor

Theresa May has promised to set a timetable for the election of her successor after the next Brexit vote in the first week of June.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48290760

Australia's 'larrikin' former prime minister Bob Hawke dies at 89

Bob Hawke, a transformative and charismatic left-wing lawmaker with a “larrikin’ streak who served as Australian prime minister from 1983 to 1991, died on Thursday aged 89, his family said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-politics-election-hawke/former-australian-prime-minister-bob-hawke-dies-at-89-idUSKCN1SM0Z7

'We owe nothing’: Poland brings up reparations from Berlin but says ‘NO’ to Jewish restitution

Warsaw has refused to compensate Jewish families for the property they lost during WWII, and said that Germany owes Poland up to a ‘trillion’ in reparations.“The Polish position is firm and clear: we don’t owe anything to anybody,” the government’s spokesperson, Joanna Kopcinska, stressed during an interview on a local radio station on Thursday.

https://www.rt.com/news/459486-polish-government-restitution-remarks/

'He wants power': how Salvini kept changing his message to reach his ultimate goal

As Italy’s deputy PM prepares to gather Europe’s far-right in Milan those who know him fear he’s taking country down a dangerous path

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/16/matteo-salvini-the-far-right-zelig-of-italian-politics

British daytime talk show canceled after guest death

British broadcaster ITV has permanently canceled a highly-rated daytime reality show on Wednesday after a guest on the program died one week after failing a lie detector test on the show."The Jeremy Kyle Show," which ran for more than 14 years, was taken off the air after Steve Dymond, 63, was found dead on May 9 in his home in Portsmouth, UK.

https://thehill.com/homenews/media/443827-british-daytime-talk-show-canceled-after-guest-death

https://archive.is/4Qibp

Corbyn hits out at millionaires who 'fly about in private jets and heat empty mansions'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has taken aim at corporate ‘green measures’ designed at a cost to the taxpayer.The Opposition leader said the cost of ‘saving the planet falls on’ the public - and criticised how the upper classes waste money and energy.

https://news.yahoo.com/corbyn-hits-out-at-millionaires-who-fly-about-in-private-jets-and-heat-their-empty-mansions-125908367.html

https://archive.is/qpGSw

France hosts “Christchurch call” summit to intensify internet censorship

The international “Christchurch call” summit held Wednesday in Paris, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern, marked a further step in the drive by the world’s capitalist governments and the corporate technology giants to censor social media and muzzle rising social opposition in the working class and among young people.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/16/chri-m16.html

Brazil's Students Plan Another Massive Strike Against Bolsonaro

The far-right politician's disqualification of protesters, who were branded as idiots and dolts, fueled a new cycle of unstoppable demonstrations, local observers anticipate.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazils-Students-Plan-Another-Massive-Strike-Against-Bolsonaro-20190516-0012.html

414 million pieces of plastic found on remote island group in Indian Ocean

A comprehensive survey of debris on the islands – among the most remote places on Earth, in the Indian Ocean – has found a staggering amount of rubbish washed ashore. This included 414m pieces of plastic, weighing 238 tonnes.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/16/414-million-pieces-of-plastic-found-on-remote-island-group-in-indian-ocean

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Hey comrades, this might not be the best board to post this in, but i think it would be a good idea to tell a story. My entire family is rather fascist. Im the black sheep in the bunch and most certainly the only leftist.

>be me

>austrian

>son of right-populist father

>dad tried for years to make me a german-nationalist supporter

>even got me to shake the hand of HC Strache, leader of the FPOE

>dad's a total racist, hates muslims, black people, etc.

>he verbally and physically abused me alot as a form of punishment

>i eventually become a marxist-leninist at the age of 16

>im 18 now.

>He flew to thailand in february

>ordered me to take care of his home, water the plants and check the mail

>forgets to tell the post office hes away from austria

>dozens of bills come in every month i look into the mail

>cant pay them because they are all on his name and IBAN-Number

>Tried to fix it with him several times

>today he writes me the thai police arrested him for not paying bills

>wants me to pay them

>im already broke this month because im low paid and i immediatly buy a ration of food for the whole month once i get paid

>Solidaritaetslied.mp3

Should i let him rot in jail friends?

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Are you intrested in seeing a little girl interviewing a nazi while nazis groom her in the chat?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_GoQ0nVztg

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News 5/15/19

Iran will defeat U.S.-Israeli alliance, says defense minister

Iran’s military commanders said on Wednesday the Islamic Republic was on the verge of an all-out confrontation with its enemies and was ready to counter any threat.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran/iran-will-defeat-the-american-and-israeli-alliance-iran-defense-minister-idUSKCN1SL1AK

‘No one in Europe’ wants second Iraq: Austrian president slams ‘provocative’ US Iran policy

The US’ reckless maximum pressure campaign against Tehran and nations dealing with it is deeply provocative and hurts international relations, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen said, warning against a major “crisis.”

https://www.rt.com/news/459433-austria-president-us-iran-iraq/

Sudan crisis: Military and opposition agree three-year transition

Sudan's military leaders have announced an agreement with the opposition alliance for a three-year transition period to a civilian administration.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48276764

'Duterte magic' secures controversial Philippines president victory at midterms

The Philippines’ controversial president Rodrigo Duterte appears to have secured a resounding victory in mid-term elections that were billed as a referendum on his hardline, authoritarian rule.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/philippines-election-result-duterte-midterms-constitution-death-penalty-a8913126.html

Nearly 50 Palestinians wounded in 'Catastrophe' anniversary protests on Gaza-Israel border

Israeli troops wounded nearly 50 Palestinians at the Gaza border on Wednesday during protests to mark the 71st anniversary of the “Nakba”, or catastrophe, when many Palestinians lost their homes in the fighting around Israel’s creation, Gaza officials said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-nakba/nearly-50-palestinians-wounded-in-catastrophe-anniversary-protests-on-gaza-israel-border-idUSKCN1SL1TP

Choco Leibniz biscuit heiress apologies over Nazi-era labour comments

The heiress of a German biscuit company has apologised for saying the firm "did nothing wrong" in its use of forced labour during Nazi rule.Verena Bahlsen, 25, had been accused of being "oblivious to history" and the company had distanced itself from her comments.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48286383

UK Tory government maintains benefit sanctions as misery and deaths continue

Last week, an inquest in North Wales recorded a verdict of suicide in the case of an 81-year-old woman left virtually penniless after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) froze her pension payments.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/15/welf-m15.html

Merkel: Europe must unite to stand up to China, Russia and US

“There is no doubt that Europe needs to reposition itself in a changed world,” Merkel said in a conversation in her office in Berlin. “The old certainties of the post-war order no longer apply.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/15/angela-merkel-interview-europe-eu-unite-challenge-us-russia-china

Guaido’s ‘envoy’ set to meet Pentagon officials to plan ways of bringing ‘democracy’ to Venezuela

A representative of the Venezuelan opposition leader in the US will meet members of the Southern Command next week to discuss strategy for regime change in the Latin American country, Juan Guaido has confirmed.

https://www.rt.com/news/459359-guaido-southcom-meeting-venezuela/

'We Don't Know a Planet Like This': CO2 Levels Hit 415 PPM for First Time in 3 Million+ Years

Atmospheric levels of carbon registered 415 parts per million over the weekend at one of the world's key measuring stations, a concentration level researchers say has not existed in more than 3 million years – before the dawn of human history.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/05/13/we-dont-know-planet-co2-levels-hit-415-ppm-first-time-3-million-years

Colombia: Special Tribunal JEP Rejects Extradition of FARC Leader Jesus Santrich, Orders His Release

Jesus Santrich is accused by the United States of running a drug operation in Colombia, which he and his FARC party flatly deny.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-Special-Tribunal-JEP-Rejects-Extradition-of-FARC-Leader-Jesus-Santrich-Orders-His-Release-20190515-0011.html

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Corbyn and ( ( (anti-semitism) ) )

This is fucking pathetic. Fucking Blairites and centrist fags keep bitching about Corbyn being an anti-semite, merely because he dares criticize zionists and Israel's apartheid system and the palestinian massacre.

Ever notice a pattern here? When someone that actually wants to help people, be it Corbyn or (in the US) Ilhan Omar, Ocasio-Cortez, Rhashida Tlaib, ( ( (they) ) ) always find a way to manufacture controversy (in this case, so called antisemitism).

Also, arabs are also semites, so by that logic MAGAk¡kes and UKIPfags are also antisemites.

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Apparently 8chan is handing over IP addresses to the FBI if this video from /pol/ isn't staged

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News 5/14/19

Theresa May faces ultimatum: set your exit date or quit now

Executive members of the 1922 Committee are preparing to ask Theresa May to step down immediately if she fails to set out a timetable for leaving Downing Street.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/14/theresa-may-faces-ultimatum-set-your-exit-date-or-quit-now

Drone attack on Saudi oil pipeline claimed by Houthis as questions linger over 'ship sabotage'

Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a major oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia with explosive-laden drones on Tuesday, just days after an alleged sabotage of Saudi oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saudi-oil-pipeline-attack-drone-yemen-houthi-iran-uae-a8913556.html

Spain pulls frigate from U.S. Gulf mission amid differences over Iran

Spain has withdrawn a frigate from a U.S.-led naval group in the Gulf because it was now focusing on alleged threats from Iran rather than an agreed objective to mark an historic seafaring anniversary, the Spanish government said on Tuesday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-spain/spain-pulls-frigate-from-us-gulf-mission-amid-iran-differences-idUSKCN1SK106

WhatsApp claims spyware attack has ‘all hallmarks’ of Israeli company that aides govt surveillance

A WhatsApp spyware attack that targeted human rights activists has clear links to a company known to help governments snoop, the messaging app firm said in a statement. Israeli firm NSO is accused of being behind the exploit.

https://www.rt.com/news/459322-whatsapp-israel-govt-spyware/

Venezuela top court accuses more lawmakers of treason as congress building blocked

Venezuela’s top court accused four opposition lawmakers of treason on Tuesday, following similar accusations against 10 legislators this month, escalating a deep political crisis in the South American country.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuela-security-forces-block-opposition-lawmakers-from-entering-parliament-idUSKCN1SK288

Violence overshadows Sudan's transition push

Sudan’s opposition alliance blamed military rulers on Tuesday for renewed street violence complicating efforts to negotiate a handover to civilian power after last month’s overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sudan-politics/violence-overshadows-sudans-transition-push-idUSKCN1SK0T8

Indian actor-politician under fire for calling Gandhi's HINDU killer India’s ‘first TERRORIST’

Bollywood star-turned-politician Kamal Haasan is facing harsh criticism and even calls for his arrest over his recent claim that independent India’s “first terrorist” was a Hindu nationalist who killed Mahatma Gandhi.

https://www.rt.com/news/459263-kamal-haasan-hindu-terrorism-row/

North Korea demands return of ship seized by US

North Korea has demanded the immediate return of a cargo ship seized by the US, branding the move an "unlawful robbery".

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48263685

Trump welcomes Hungarian far-right prime minister Orbán to the White House

On Monday afternoon, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was welcomed by US president Donald Trump at the White House. It was the first time in 20 years, since Bill Clinton welcomed Orbán in 1998, that the leader of the Hungarian far-right government has met with a US president in Washington.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/14/orba-f05.html

Bolsonaro Fund Cuts Force Scientists to Migrate Brazil for Work

Brazilan scientists and students are being forced to leave the country in search of funding to finish their current research and studies fearing major cuts to the public higher education system announced last week by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonaro-Fund-Cuts-Force-Scientists-to-Migrate-Brazil-for-Work-20190514-0007.html

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on the anniversary of this

what was the reason for it?

I vaguely remember it as a kid, (I was 3 then), but it seems to stem from this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOVE

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OC thread

Post your new creations here.

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News 5/13/1

Sweden may seek extradition of Julian Assange as it reopens investigation into rape allegations

Swedish prosecutors may seek extradition of Julian Assange from the United Kingdom in connection with allegations of sexual assault.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/13/sweden-reopens-rape-case-against-julian-assange/

Mena Mangal: Journalist and women’s rights campaigner shot dead in broad daylight in Kabul

An Afghan journalist and political advisor, who was vocal about women’s rights in the country, has been gunned down in broad daylight, just days after saying she believed her life was in danger.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/mena-mangal-dead-journalist-shot-death-womens-rights-kabul-a8910446.html

Philippines elections: Duterte allies and opposition battle for power in midterm polls

Filipinos voted Monday in midterm elections highlighted by a showdown between President Rodrigo Duterte's allies who aim to dominate the Senate and opposition candidates fighting for checks and balances under a leader they regard as a looming dictator.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/philippines-elections-2019-rodrigo-duterte-senate-vote-midterms-a8911061.html

Game promoting Macron’s party depicts rival leftist leader as RUSSIAN INSECT, Twitter doesn’t buy it

A game by Macron’s La Republique en Marche (LREM) party, showing their top European election candidate battling with Euroskeptics and depicting rival Melenchon as a Russian insect-like villain, has sparked outrage in France.

https://www.rt.com/news/459228-video-game-loiseau-melenchon/

American B-52s fly first mission over Persian Gulf to ‘send message’ to Iran (PHOTO, VIDEO)

B-52 bombers have commenced air operations from the US base in Qatar, as Washington continues to amass its forces in the Persian Gulf. The White House says it is to deter an alleged Iranian “attack on US interests.”

https://www.rt.com/news/459243-us-b52s-first-mission/

China fires back at the US with higher tariffs on thousands of American products

China on Monday said it would retaliate against the US by raising the tariff rates on thousands of American products, days after the US expanded duties on Chinese goods as trade negotiations stalled.

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/trade-war-china-places-new-tariffs-on-us-goods-2019-5-1028194689

Lebanon: Workers take to the streets to denounce government austerity measures

Public sector workers from telecom, water, electricity, the universities and other government-run services took to the streets of Beirut, Lebanon’s capital, on Friday, to protest the government’s budget proposals to cut their wages, pensions and benefits.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/13/leba-m13.html

Omar al-Bashir charged over dead Sudan protesters

Sudan's public prosecutor has charged ousted President Omar al-Bashir with incitement and involvement in the killing of protesters.The charges stem from an inquiry into the death of a medic killed during protests that led to the end of his rule last month.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48252942

And then there was light: Cardinal breaks law to restore power for homeless

A close aide to Pope Francis has drawn the ire of Italy’s anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini by climbing down a manhole to restore electricity to hundreds of homeless people living in an occupied building.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-homeless-cardinal/and-then-there-was-light-cardinal-breaks-law-to-restore-power-for-homeless-idUSKCN1SJ1C5

France's 'yellow vests' protest in dwindling numbers, some clashes

French police fired tear gas in skirmishes with masked demonstrators in Lyon and Nantes on Saturday, the 26th straight weekend of “yellow vest” protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his economic reform agenda.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-protests/frances-yellow-vests-protest-in-dwindling-numbers-some-clashes-idUSKCN1SH0FO

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How do you know God is real

I'd like to get your guy's opinion over this Christianity vs Atheism debate, i hope the corny thumbnail, half an hour length, or destiny's e-celeb status don't scare you away.

https://invidio.us/watch?v=dc0AZd_WDtA

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operation bombard the headquarters

The biggest obstacle retarding development of /leftpol/ is the counter-revolutionary revisionism of the leading clique of /leftypol/

The revisionist /leftypol/ clique know the paramount importance of controlling moderation power. Ever since BO purge, she has pushed through a whole series of revisionist policies which have greatly hastened the growth of the forces of liberalism and again sharpened the struggle between the roads of socialism and capitalism. Scanning the threads over the last few months, one finds numerous examples demonstrating the generation of new bourgeois elements on a large scale and the acceleration of polarization. They are conceited, complacent, and they aimlessly discuss politics. They do not grasp their work, they are subjective and one-sided; they are careless; they do not listen to people; they are truculent and arbitrary; they force orders; they do not care about reality; they maintain blind control. They want others to read documents; the others read and they sleep; they criticize without looking at things; they criticize mistakes and blame people; they have nothing to do with mistakes; they do not discuss things; they push things aside and ignore it; they are yes men to those above them; they pretend to understand those below them, when they do not; they gesticulate; and they harbour disagreements with those on their same level. This is degenerate authoritarianism of erroneous tendencies and reaction. In the ideological, cultural and educational fields, they counterpose the bourgeois world outlook to the proletarian world outlook and try to corrupt the board with bourgeois ideology. The effects of activities of the bourgeoisie as described above, constantly breed degenerates in the ranks of the commentariat and new bourgeois intellectuals in the cultural and educational institutions and intellectual circles.

The two superpowers, /pol/ and /leftypol/, are vainly seeking world hegemony. In bullying others, the board which flaunts the label of socialism is especially vicious. A socialist board that is true to its name ought to follow the principle of internationalism, sincerely render support and assistance to other boards and help them develop traffic. But this board is doing exactly the opposite. This is additional proof that it is socialism in words and imperlism in deeds.

The Third Position boards share a common lot in the past and now face the common tasks of opposing censorship, idpol and great-board hegemonism. The imperialists, and particularly the social imperialists, are taking advantage of temporary differences among us developing boards to sow dissension and disrupt unity so as to continue their manipulation, control and sectarianism. Differences among us can very well be resolved, and should be resolved, through consultations among the parties concerned. Therefore, the foremost concern of all revolutionaries of /leftpol/ should be waging persistent struggles against the influence of revisionism and liberalism, and to that end, we, the developing boards, should not only support one another politically but also help each other economically. We are convinced that, so long as the Third Position boards and shitposters strengthen their unity, ally themselves with all forces that can be allied with and persist in a protracted struggle, they are sure to win continuous new victories.

""Anons of /leftpol/, unite and defeat the revisionists cum!""

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The Intercept has been revealing their whistleblower sources to the FBI

Reality Leigh Winner, Terry James Albury, and now Daniel Everette Hale have been imprisoned and are being charged under the Espionage Act for leaking classified documents to The Intercept.

https://www.mintpressnews.com/daniel-hale-another-whistleblower-bites-the-dust-as-the-intercept-adds-a-third-notch-to-its-burn-belt/258386/

John Kiriakou attacks The Intercept for revealing whistleblowers' identity to the US government

https://twitter.com/JohnKiriakou/status/1126832188257972224

https://twitter.com/JohnKiriakou/status/1127689949497704448

Wikileaks reveals The Intercept's owner Pierre Omidyar's anti-whistleblower bias

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/409543456776679425

Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire owner of The Intercept who founded eBay, is close friends with far-right billionaire Richard Branson.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5a/Pierre_Omidyar_Richard_Branson.jpg

More about Omidyar's close relationship with Branson can be read on his wikipedia (and by googling Omidyar and Branson if you don't trust wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Omidyar

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News 5/4/19

French minister slammed for twisting ‘truth’ after fake claim of hospital attack by Yellow Vests

Yellow Vests protesters and opposition politicians have slammed French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner for describing an incident at a Paris hospital as an “attack.” Social media footage tells a different story.

https://www.rt.com/news/458310-yellow-vests-hospital-attack/

Hostilities flare up as rockets hit Israel from Gaza

Militants in the Gaza Strip have fired more than 200 rockets into Israel, the army says, prompting air strikes and tank fire on the Palestinian territory.Three Israelis were wounded by the rockets. Israeli fire killed three Palestinians, including a mother and her baby daughter, Gaza officials say.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48160098

Prince William booed and heckled at service to mark 50 years of Royal Navy's nuclear submarines

Protesters shouted "shame on you" at the Duke of Cambridge as he entered Westminster Abbey for a service to mark 50 years of the Royal Navy's nuclear submarines on Friday.Activists from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), who were across the road from the Abbey booed and chanted, condemning the Duke's attendance.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/03/prince-william-booed-heckled-nuclear-deterrent-service/

Rio de Janeiro: killings by police hit a record high in Brazilian state

Police killings in the state of Rio de Janeiro have hit a record high, rising by 18% in the first three months of this year.Official data reviewed by the Associated Press on Friday show police forces in Rio killed 434 people during clashes in those months, compared with 368 people in same period last year.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/03/rio-de-janeiro-police-killings-rise-brazil

Theresa May must go now, former Tory leader says

Theresa May must resign or the Conservatives should force her out, after the party's heavy local election losses, Iain Duncan Smith has said.The former Tory leader called Mrs May a "caretaker PM" and described her attempts to reach a Brexit deal with Labour as "absurd".

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48161178

Assange’s father slams US pursuit of Wikileaks founder as ‘revenge’ for exposing war destruction

Julian Assange’s father John Shipton has blasted the US for seeking “vindictive revenge” on his son for WikiLeaks exposing the US “destruction” of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria and the “millions killed” in wars.

https://www.rt.com/news/458365-assange-dad-vindictive-revenge/

'Let's just not say it': Jared Kushner says 'two-state' label hinders Middle East talks

Jared Kushner has revealed aspects of the US peace plan for the Middle East, indicating it would pull back from longstanding mentions of a two-state solution with the Palestinians and accept Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/03/lets-just-not-say-it-jared-kushner-says-two-state-label-hinders-middle-east-talks

Fuel tanker drivers threaten new strike in Portugal

Portuguese fuel tanker drivers have threatened further action, less than two weeks after a three-day strike over low wages and poor working conditions brought the country to a virtual standstill. Half of the country’s petrol stations ran dry, factories halted production, public transport routes were suspended and flights cancelled.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/04/port-m04.html

Venezuela: Socialist Party Headquarters Torched, Attacked

The local headquarters of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in San Agustin, Caracas, was the scene of arson early Saturday morning in an act of targeted violence.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Socialist-Party-Headquarters-Torched-Attacked-20190504-0014.html

Biodiversity crisis is about to put humanity at risk, UN scientists to warn

Up to 1m species are at risk of annihilation, many within decades, according to a leaked draft of the global assessment report, which has been compiled over three years by the UN’s leading research body on nature.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/03/climate-crisis-is-about-to-put-humanity-at-risk-un-scientists-warn

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News 5/11/19

As protests grow, Algerian army arrests Workers Party leader

On Thursday afternoon, the Algerian government controlled by army General Ahmed Gaid Salah arrested Workers Party (PT) General Secretary Louisa Hanoune and imprisoned her following a military tribunal hearing. She is reportedly charged with “attacking the authority of the army” and “conspiracy against the authority of the state.”

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/11/alge-m11.html

The US is doubling down on its show of force to Iran with even more weapons

The US military is deploying additional assets to the Middle East to deter a possible Iranian attack, the Pentagon announced on Friday.The USS Arlington, an amphibious transport-landing dock used to move troops for expeditionary operations, and a Patriot surface-to-air missile battery are on their way to the US Central Command area of responsibility.

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-show-of-force-to-iran-even-more-weapons-2019-5

Islamic State claims 'province' in India for first time after clash in Kashmir

Islamic State (IS) claimed for the first time that it has established a “province” in India, after a clash between militants and security forces in the contested Kashmir region killed a militant with alleged ties to the group.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-kashmir-islamic-state-idUSKCN1SH08J

Varoufakis draws fire over run for German EU elections seat

Four years after Greece’s former “rock-star finance minister” clashed with his northern European counterparts over austerity measures and debt relief, Yanis Varoufakis is once again taking the fight to his old enemy.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/10/varoufakis-draws-fire-over-run-for-german-eu-elections-seat

UK's Labour vows to more than double youth minimum wage

A future Labour government would more than double the minimum wage in Britain for workers under the age of 18 to 10 pounds an hour, its leader said on Saturday, stepping up his campaign over the cost of living.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-politics-labour/uks-labour-vows-to-more-than-double-youth-minimum-wage-idUSKCN1SH08V

Ahed Tamimi Marches: Rights Defender Protests for Palestinians in UK

Ahed Tamimi, an icon of Palestinian resistance, is on the front lines of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the Stop The War Coalition march Saturday in London to protest against Israel’s bombing of Gaza and long-time illegal occupation of Palestinian land.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Ahed-Tamimi-Marches-Rights-Defender-Protests-for-Palestinians-in-UK-20190511-0015.html

South Africa's President Ramaphosa, ANC Hold On To Power In National Elections

South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress, retained control of parliament in national elections held there this week. But its grip on power eased as the party's overall share of the vote dipped from previous elections amid widespread corruption scandals within the party and a sluggish economy.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/11/722416428/south-africas-president-ramaphosa-anc-hold-on-to-power-in-national-elections

Hong Kong lawmakers fight over extradition law

Fighting erupted in Hong Kong's legislature on Saturday over planned changes to the law allowing suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial.Several lawmakers were injured and one was taken to hospital as politicians clashed in the chamber.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48237316

Neo-Nazis Use Discord Chats to Promote New Zealand Copycat Shootings

This more private part of the radicalization process often takes place in ‘servers’ or chat rooms on Discord, a free chat service marketed to gamers and hugely popular with the alt-right.

https://unicornriot.ninja/2019/neo-nazis-use-discord-chats-to-promote-new-zealand-copycat-shootings/

Brazil court orders Bolsonaro to explain gun decree

A Supreme Court judge has given Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and the justice ministry five days to explain his decree granting millions of citizens the right to carry loaded weapons in public, which critics say is unconstitutional.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/brazil-court-orders-bolsonaro-explain-gun-decree-142624605.html

https://archive.is/cGHnO

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Ukraine's Anarchist Militants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5ZLpFIsMH8

Turns out the Ukrainian anarchists are pretty badass!

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/leftmu/ thread

post music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L740ESYghT0

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I found this while searching for images, could someone enlighten me what is it about?

http://hasshin.blogsport.de/2010/10/25/sailor-moon-gegen-maennerbuende/

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The absolute state of /leftpol/

>disables Tor posting

>wonders why board dies within a week

No mods no masters

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ASk a german whoe grew up in the GDR anything.

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Why do people cling so hard to the spook of the family? It's nothing more than the smallest unit of crime, originally formed to deprive others from the fruits of Earth, a birthright of every human, today it is still the scene of most abuse, bullying, exploitation and trauma. There's no reason why would we want to live in families instead of a more humane, communal form. In fact, it is not only obsolete, but outright harmful.

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News 5/10/19

U.S. Takes Control Of North Korean 'Sanctions-Busting' Ship

U.S. authorities announced on Thursday that they have taken control of a coal ship North Korea was allegedly using to evade international sanctions.The ship, called the M/V Wise Honest, was first held by Indonesian authorities more than a year ago and is now being moved to American Samoa.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/09/721827706/u-s-takes-control-of-north-korean-sanctions-busting-ship

Argentine deputy targeted in 'premeditated shooting'

An Argentine deputy has been seriously injured and another man killed in a shooting outside parliament in Buenos Aires, officials say.Hector Olivares, of Argentina's Radical Civic Union (UCR), was shot three times by armed suspects while walking with a colleague on Thursday morning.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48223177

‘Why do we fuel the war?’ French peace activists manage to stop arms shipment to Saudis – report

A ship that was set to carry arms to Saudi Arabia has apparently left France without them, a day after a protest at port. Activists rallied to stop the delivery, saying the weapons could be used to slaughter civilians in Yemen.

https://www.rt.com/news/458983-france-protest-arms-saudis/

Venezuela Announces Re-opening Borders With Brazil, Aruba

During a Friday morning press conference, Venezuelan vice president of economy said the nation is reopening its borders with Brazil, Aruba.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Announces-Re-opening-Borders-With-Brazil-Aruba-20190510-0012.html

U.S. crafting surrender plan, not peace deal: Palestinian foreign minister

The United States seems to be crafting a plan for a Palestinian surrender to Israel instead of a peace deal, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki told a meeting at the United Nations attended by U.S. Middle East peace negotiator Jason Greenblatt.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-un/us-crafting-surrender-plan-not-peace-deal-palestinian-foreign-minister-idUSKCN1SF2MN

Yemen's Houthis offer unilateral withdrawal from key ports in coming days - UN

The Houthis have offered to withdraw their forces from three key ports in Yemen starting this weekend, according to senior United Nations official in charge of monitoring the move.

https://www.rt.com/news/459006-houthis-withdraw-ports-yemen/

NPA offensive against RPA-ABB response to the long time demand of the people for justice

The Apolinario Gatmaitan Command applauds the Red fighters of New People’s Army (NPA) under the Armando Sumayang Jr. Command for their victorious offensive against members of the mercenary bandit terrorist armed group RPA-ABB around 1:30 this morning at Sitio Mambinay, Barangay Locotan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.

https://www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/philippines/npa-offensive-against-rpa-abb-response-to-the-long-time-demand-of-the-people-for-justice/

https://archive.is/bmV4K

Corporate murder: Trial opens of France Télécom executives over worker suicides

The trial that opened in Paris on Monday of seven former France Télécom executives on the spate of worker suicides at the company sheds a stark light on the brutality of the capitalist system.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/10/tele-m10.html

Brazilian Universities Reject Budget Cuts to Science, Education

A few days before the May 15 nationwide strike against social security reforms, Brazilian teachers, students and researchers held the 'Scientific March Against Budget Cuts and Education Dismantling" across the nation.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazilian-Universities-Reject-Budget-Cuts-to-Science-Education-20190510-0010.html

‘Time is no longer on our side’: Cambridge scientists to test radical ways to stop climate change

The University of Cambridge is launching a new research lab to explore radical ways of fixing the Earth’s climate.The new centre is being established in response to concerns current efforts to tackle climate change by reducing emissions will not be enough to halt or reverse damage to the environment.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/cambridge-scientists-radical-ways-to-stop-climate-change-a8907766.html

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News 5/9/19

From London to the South Pole: ‘Immortal Regiment’ commemorates WWII heroes across globe

People from across the world have taken part in annual Immortal Regiment marches, carrying photos of their relatives and commemorating WWII heroes in emotional Victory Day festivities.

https://www.rt.com/news/458912-immortal-regiment-around-world/

The US, Japan, India, and Philippines sent a fresh challenge to Beijing with naval drills in the South China Sea

US, Japanese, Indian, and Philippine warships carried out drills in the South China Sea during the first week of May.Similar exercises have been conducted in the past, but the joint effort is a fresh signal to Beijing, which has claimed a vast swath of the sea.

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-japan-india-and-philippines-challenge-beijing-with-naval-drills-in-the-south-china-sea-2019-5

Swedish prosecutor to give decision on Assange rape investigation on Monday

Sweden’s state prosecutor will announce next Monday whether or not she will reopen a preliminary investigation into a rape allegation against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-wikileaks-assange-sweden/swedish-prosecutor-to-give-decision-on-assange-rape-investigation-on-monday-idUSKCN1SF1MA

Matteo Salvini ally sacked from Italy's cabinet amid corruption probe

staunch cabinet ally of Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini has been sacked amid a corruption probe, sparking a cabinet rift.Armando Siri, the undersecretary of transport, stands accused of taking bribes worth €30,000 from renewable energy companies operating in the south of Italy.

https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/09/matteo-salvini-ally-sacked-from-italy-s-cabinet-amid-corruption-probe

https://archive.is/0gOT7

Danish right-wingers recruit controversial candidates, as country gets ready for elections

Stram Kurs (Hard Line) will run for election for the first time in June. The party pushes a combined message of small-government libertarianism and “ethnonationalist utilitarianism.” The latter translates as a ban on Islam, an immediate withdrawal from refugee conventions, and the deportation of all asylum seekers and any “non-western persons.”

https://www.rt.com/news/458862-denmark-far-right-election/

Thai election: Pro-military party likely to form government

Thailand's pro-military party is expected to form a government after an election that promised to restore democracy to the country.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48184530

Ontario government slashes post-secondary education funding and student aid

Ontario’s right-wing populist Progressive Conservative government announced sweeping cuts to post-secondary education in its first budget presented last month. The cuts are part of a concerted drive to restructure post-secondary education to tailor it even more to the labour market demands of big business and further subordinate university research to corporate needs.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/09/oned-m09.html

Canada: climate change threat could herald ‘dawn of new era’ for Green party

Elections have rarely been kind to Canada’s long-suffering Green party. Though many voters view it as the environmental conscience of the country, they often abandon it when it comes time to cast their ballot and the party’s leader Elizabeth May has sometimes been forced to fight for a place in debates between party leaders.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/09/canada-green-party-climate-change-federal-election

Brazilian Court Orders ex-President Michel Temer Back to Prison

Temer took office in 2016 in a Senate-imposed mandate after his right-wing party impeached leftist President Dilma Rousseff over unfounded corruption allegations.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazilian-Court-Orders-ex-President-Michel-Temer-Back-to-Prison-20190509-0012.html

Kurdish-Led SDF Units Conduct Raid in North-Eastern Syria

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (S.D.F) units carried out a raid in the Syrian town of Shahil, local media reported on Thursday, citing sources.

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201905091074849516-sdf-syria-militia/

https://archive.is/hMhSZ

'Exterminator of the future': Brazil's Bolsonaro denounced for environmental assault

Jair Bolsonaro is transforming Brazil into an “exterminator of the future”, the activist and politician Marina Silva has warned, as she and seven other former environment ministers denounced the far-right president’s assault on rainforest protections.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/09/jair-bolsonaro-brazil-amazon-rainforest-environment

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News 5/8/19

Iran Says It Will Stop Complying With Parts Of Nuclear Deal, A Year After U.S. Left It

Iran's president says increased uranium enrichment will begin in 60 days if world powers don't shield it from U.S. sanctions, under the terms of the 2015 nuclear agreement. The move is a signal to the world that Tehran is losing patience with U.S. efforts to punish Iran economically.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/08/721343724/iran-says-it-will-stop-complying-with-parts-of-nuclear-deal-a-year-after-u-s-lef

We will not allow Iran to achieve nuclear weaponry - Netanyahu

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged that his country will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weaponry after Tehran said it intends to start rowing back on its nuclear deal commitments.

https://www.rt.com/news/458703-iran-israel-nuclear-deal-weapons/

Lithuania monument for 'Nazi collaborator' prompts diplomatic row

A monument to a Lithuanian hero in the US city of Chicago has prompted a row over World War Two after criticism from Russia and the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48186346

UK government seeks to deny legal aid to Shamima Begum

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, while ostensibly defending her right to legal aid, told the BBC he was “very uncomfortable” with the decision to grant it.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/08/sham-m08.html

North Korea may make contact with Japan after Abe said he was willing to hold a summit 'without conditions'

orth Korea may be preparing to make contact with Tokyo after Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said he was willing to hold a summit “without conditions” with its leader Kim Jong-un, according to media reports.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/08/north-korea-may-make-contact-japan-abesaid-willing-hold-summit/

Outlets Strive For Independence In Hungary, Where Most Media Back The Government

In 2016, there was a series of ownership changes at Dunantuli Naplo, where Nimmerfroh was the managing editor. The new owners of the publisher Mediaworks attracted key investors considered close to Hungary's nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orban. When Mediaworks has bought shares in news outlets, it has either shut them down or fired editors seen as critical of Orban.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/08/720015059/outlets-strive-for-independence-in-hungary-where-most-media-back-the-government

Mike Pompeo invokes Thatcher to push for harder line on China

In a speech in London he claimed China was intent on dividing the west through the use of technology. Referring to the late former prime minister, he said: “Ask yourself: would the Iron Lady be silent when China violates the sovereignty of nations through corruption or coercion?”

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/may/08/mike-pompeo-invokes-thatcher-push-harder-line-china-huawei

Trump's secretary of state slams Jeremy Corbyn's support for Nicolás Maduro as 'disgusting'

Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has attacked the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn over what Pompeo called Corbyn's "disgusting" support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trumps-secretary-slams-corbyns-disgusting-support-for-maduro-2019-5

Proposal to spend 25% of EU budget on climate change

Eight European countries have called for an ambitious strategy to tackle climate change – and to spend a quarter of the entire EU budget on fighting it.The joint statement says the EU should have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 "at the latest".

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48198646

US refuses to sign declaration protecting the Arctic because it references climate change

The US refused to sign an agreement on challenges facing the Arctic due to its wording regarding climate change. The refusal puts global cooperation in an effort to stop drastic effects of climate change in jeopardy.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-climate-change-arctic-trump-pompeo-declaration-sign-a8903706.html

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What will journalism look like in a socialist world? How can we keep it an adversarial industry willing to look for and report on stories no matter the interests involved?

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Armed militia arrests hundreds of migrants

https://thinkprogress.org/vigilante-group-asylum-seekers-mexico-367557475411/

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News 5/7/19

US sending B-52s to Middle East as part of Iran response

U.S. Central Command confirmed Tuesday that bombers headed to the Middle East will be B-52s as it sought to clarify plans to deploy a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the region days after national security advisor John Bolton announced the move.

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/442556-us-sending-b-52s-to-middle-east-as-part-of-iran-response

https://archive.is/7K7QV

Venezuelan Top Court Orders Prosecution of 7 Lawmakers over Participation in Coup

The Supreme Court of Justice of Venezuela, found guilty seven opposition lawmakers of the Venezuelan National Assembly, which has been in contampt oif that very court since 2016, for illicit activity linked to treason, conspiracy, instigation for civil rebellion, conspiracy to commit a crime, usurpation of functions, and public instigation for disobedience of the laws.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Top-Court-Orders-Prosecution-of-7-Lawmakers-over-Participation-in-Coup-20190507-0019.html

Radical opposition party advocating seizure of white-owned farms set to surge in South Africa's election

When South Africa goes to the polls on Wednesday, only one party looks certain to increase its share of the vote.The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) advocates the seizure of all white-owned farms and the nationalisation of much of the economy.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/07/radical-opposition-party-advocating-seizure-white-owned-farms/

‘Portuguese pilot’ shot down in Mirage jet by General Haftar’s forces in Libya

The pilot of a fighter jet shot down south of Tripoli by the Libyan National Army is allegedly a Portuguese fighting in Libya as a “mercenary,” Haftar’s forces claim, as photos of the captured pilot covered in blood emerge online.

https://www.rt.com/news/458571-libya-downed-pilot-portugal/

UK: Renewed Brexit talks deepen splits in both Conservatives and Labour

Talks between the Conservative government and Labour opposition on an alternative Brexit deal resume today, with a meeting between Prime Minister Theresa May’s deputy, David Lidington, and Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/07/brec-m07.html

Myanmar Releases Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reuters Journalists

After more than 500 days in prison, two Reuters journalists convicted of breaking Myanmar's Official Secrets Act have been released from prison.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/07/720901218/myanmar-releases-pulitzer-prize-winning-reuters-journalists-from-prison

French authorities granted access to psychiatric records to ‘prevent terrorist radicalization’

Authorities in France will now be notified by psychiatric healthcare professionals if they feel a patient is in danger of “terrorist radicalization,” sparking renewed concerns over the future of doctor-patient confidentiality.

https://www.rt.com/news/458576-france-psychiatric-records-radicalization/

Suits Filed Against Carnival Cruises, Cuban Firms Over Seized Property In Cuba

"They had told them that the Castro regime was taking his property and that he had to leave the country," says Behn from his home in Miami. His grandfather grabbed his wife and children and flew straight to New York. The family lost everything, he says.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/07/720695420/suits-filed-against-carnival-cruises-cuban-firms-over-seized-property-in-cuba

The night the US bombed a Chinese embassy

Nato, the world's most powerful military alliance, had been pummelling Yugoslavia from the skies since late March to try to bring a halt to atrocities committed by President Slobodan Milosevic's forces against ethnic Albanians in the province of Kosovo. It was now 7 May 1999 and the US-dominated air campaign was only growing more intense.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48134881

US lifts sanctions on general who broke ranks

The US has lifted sanctions on a Venezuelan general who broke ranks from the Nicolás Maduro regime, saying it hoped it would push others to follow.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48193278

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What if the soviet union was still up these days? What will it be like?

I remember years ago seeing this same question in a forum and one of the most interesting answers is that islamic terrorism will be focused against the SU and other communist countries so 9/11 would had happen in the SU and not america

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History

History is possibly the most important tool in the Leftist's arsenal. Successes. Failures. Knowledge to contextualize something contemporary. Modern parallels from historic experiences. An articulate example from history is often more persuasive to people than any argument derived from solely from logic. What do you think are some of the most important pieces of history a Leftist should know about?

Pics related to start the thread off. Knowledge of historic struggles over debt is key to developing an effective socialist strategy today. The finance capital class has today overtaken industrial capitalists as the dominant ruling class in society and we need to understand their power in order to wage an effective class war over productive work.

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News 5/6/10

North Korea tested a missile over the weekend. The Trump admin flubbed the response.

While it was only a short-range missile that couldn’t reach the United States, it shows that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s patience with negotiations may be wearing thin.

https://www.vox.com/world/2019/5/6/18531121/north-korea-missile-test-trump-pompeo

https://archive.is/0yjP8

Gavin Williamson 'wanted to invade Africa' and risked war with China, say May allies

Theresa May sacked her Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson following concerns that he risked dragging Britain into war, according to claims by the prime minister's allies.

https://www.businessinsider.com/theresa-may-defence-secretary-gavin-williamson-wanted-to-invade-africa-and-risk-war-with-china-2019-5

Initial Grenfell fire inquiry report to make “withering criticism” of London Fire Brigade

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is set to face heavy criticism from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, aiding the Conservative government in shifting blame from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) and other guilty corporate parties.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/06/gren-m06.html

Ceasefire reached between Gaza's Palestinian factions and Israel after 2 days of fighting

Hamas and Israel have reached a ceasefire agreement, according to Palestinian and other media, following two days of intense cross-border confrontation between Gaza and its neighbor, in which both sides suffered casualties.

https://www.rt.com/news/458458-ceasefire-palestine-israel-gaza/

Trump's shock tariff threat escalating the US-China trade war leads to a 'risk off frenzy' in global markets

Global markets plunged Monday, a day after President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of Chinese goods, escalating the US-China trade war.

https://www.businessinsider.com/global-markets-plunge-on-donald-trumps-shock-tariff-threat-with-china-2019-5

Navy strike group deployed to send ‘message’ to Iran

The U.S. military is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the Central Command region in the Middle East to send a "clear and unmistakable message" to Iran, national security adviser John Bolton said in a statement Sunday.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/05/iran-navy-strike-group-1302645

https://archive.is/edQaq

Centrist Nito Cortizo Elected President of Panama, Roux Objects

The newly elected head of state, from the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) - created in 1979 by Omar Torrijos -, will lead the Central American nation until 2024.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Centrist-Nito-Cortizo-Elected-President-of-Panama-Roux-Objects-20190505-0020.html

Istanbul mayoral vote to be held again, election officials rule

President Erdogan had argued that the margin of votes was too small for the opposition party win to be valid. A CHP spokesman has called the decision "plain dictatorship."

https://www.dw.com/en/istanbul-mayoral-vote-to-be-held-again-election-officials-rule/a-48625291

Climate change is driving the wealth gap in more ways than we think.

Temperatures may be rising globally, but not all of us feel the impact in the same way.Over the past half century, climate change has increased inequality between countries, dragging down growth in the poorest nations whilst likely boosting prosperity in some of the richest, a new study says.

www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190502-how-global-warming-has-made-the-rich-richer

1 Million Animal And Plant Species Are At Risk Of Extinction, U.N. Report Says

Up to 1 million of the estimated 8 million plant and animal species on Earth are at risk of extinction — many of them within decades — according to scientists and researchers who produced a sweeping U.N. report on how humanity's burgeoning growth is putting the world's biodiversity at perilous risk.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/06/720654249/1-million-animal-and-plant-species-face-extinction-risk-u-n-report-says

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Why did this board die? Where did everyone go?

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Get Slavoj Žižek on the Official Podcast

This is the greatest opportunity to get him on the podcast to talk about wieners, pussies and ideology.

https://www.change.org/p/slavoj-%C5%BEi%C5%BEek-get-slavoj-%C5%BEi%C5%BEek-on-the-official-podcast

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Tankies are the left-wing of Capital, take the leftcom pill.

Look at the "communist" countries of today, they are better managers of capital than the actual western capitalists. It is pretty clear that if we are to truly destroy the present state of things, the spectacle of capitalism, we cannot merely replace it with the spectacle of the Stalinist state-capitalist. I'm dedicating this thread to post-left and left communist political theory. If the DPRKfags can have their own thread why can't we?

Here are some initial readings and resources:

Left Communism:

https://www.marxists.org/subject/left-wing/index.htm

http://www.sinistra.net/

http://www.quinterna.org/lingue/english/0_english.htm

http://www.international-communist-party.org/BasicTexts/What Dist.htm

https://www.leftcom.org/en

https://libcom.org/library/aircraft-carrier-imperialism-amadeo-bordiga

Nihilist Communism:

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/monsieur-dupont-nihilist-communism.pdf

Here are some archived threads from before BO's purge of the leftcom posters:

https://archive.fo/Nv6eq

http://archive.fo/L82TM

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Bernie Sanders booed at She the People rally

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

>https://youtube.com/watch?time_continue=82&v=xAXzS9I0zHc

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QTDDTOTT - Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread Thread

ITT - Questions/Topics that don't warrant knocking a thread off page 15. If you think it'll start a long reply chain, make a thread.

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Fascists.

Fascists.

Fascists.

You are all fascists.

NONE of you are uncorrupted by capitalism.

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ideologically he used to one of the more radical socialists in italy so what went wrong ?

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News 5/3/19

Local elections: Why has Labour lost seats?

Labour has suffered a net loss of council seats - starting from the low base of 2015 in many cases.The Conservatives have lost more than 10 times as many councillors, but what is remarkable is that the main party of opposition - around the mid-term of a not-very-popular government - has not made net gains.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48150656

German SPD youth chief lambasted for proposing collective ownership for big firms

The head of the Social Democrats’ (SPD) youth wing has unleashed a storm of protest in Germany, including from party allies, for saying firms like BMW should be collectively owned in a clear appeal to left-wingers before European and regional votes.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-germany-politics-spd-idUKKCN1S8133?fbclid=IwAR08w8F03ituwSdnbcefaFZ9aov85xlbXSM_5BhSqaRYo8Nj9L_3AF8n-s8

After Spanish elections, Podemos pushes for pro-austerity PSOE government

Since Sunday’s elections saw the fascistic Vox party enter parliament and a small plurality of votes go to the ruling, pro-austerity Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE), Podemos has embraced the PSOE. It is working to block the independent mobilization of the working class against the PSOE and growing far-right danger in Europe.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/03/pode-m03.html

UN calls for Julian Assange's release from UK high-security jail

UN experts have called for Julian Assange to be released from prison and criticised the British government for breaching his human rights.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/may/03/un-calls-for-julian-assanges-release-from-high-security-uk-jail

Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused of killing North Korean leader's half-brother

A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was released from jail and returned to Vietnam on Friday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim/malaysia-frees-vietnamese-woman-accused-of-killing-north-korean-leaders-half-brother-idUSKCN1S9008

Putin Signs Controversial Internet Law For "Centralised Traffic Control"

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed into law a "sovereign internet" bill which will allow Russian authorities to isolate the country's internet, a move decried by rights groups.

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/vladimir-putin-signs-controversial-internet-law-for-centralised-traffic-control-2031632

https://archive.is/DdXDX

North Korea food rations hit record low level after poor harvest: UN

The North Korean regime has cut rations of food to 300 grams a day after the worst harvest in 10 years, the UN says. And a UN team found that 10.1 million people lacked enough food to take them through to the next one.

https://www.dw.com/en/north-korea-food-rations-hit-record-low-level-after-poor-harvest-un/a-48587481

Taliban rejects calls for Ramadan truce in Afghanistan

The Taliban in Afghanistan has rejected calls for a Ramadan ceasefire and attacked the traditional council, or loya jirga, which made the proposal.The grand assembly is meeting in Kabul this week to discuss peace and called for an immediate ceasefire between the government and militants.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48147066

The Powerful Group Shaping The Rise Of Hindu Nationalism In India

Before dawn, men gather in a suburban Mumbai park to play team-building games, meditate, chant Sanskrit mantras from Hindu scripture and salute a saffron-orange flag — the color, sacred to Hindus, of robes worn by Hindu monks.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/03/706808616/the-powerful-group-shaping-the-rise-of-hindu-nationalism-in-india

15 cops blown up as Maoists trigger IED on Gadchiroli road

Fifteen Gadchiroli police personnel and the driver of a private vehicle they were travelling in were blown up when Maoists triggered an IED blast at Lendhri nullah close to the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border on Wednesday afternoon in the worst attack on security forces in the area in 10 years.

https://www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/15-cops-blown-up-as-maoists-trigger-ied-on-gadchiroli-road/

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Ocasio-Cortez thread

I really just wanna know if she's a CIA plant like I've seen allusions to tbh

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5/2/19

Newly elected Ukrainian President Zelensky backs anti-Russia campaign

Just over a week after being elected President of Ukraine with over 70 percent of the votes, comedian Volodomyr Zelensky has backed new anti-Russian legislation and sparked a public conflict with Moscow over the granting of Russian passports to Ukrainian citizens.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/02/ukra-m02.html

Spanish far-right party’s anti-LGBT tweet makes star of tiny gay ghost

A few hours after the polls opened in Spain’s general election last Sunday, the far-right Vox party attempted to recruit author JRR Tolkien’s fighter to its cause, tweeting an image of the character Aragorn in Peter Jackson’s 2003 film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King with the caption, “Let the battle begin!”Having slapped the party’s logo on the warrior’s cloak, Vox lined Aragorn up against the jumbled ranks of its own many and varied enemies: communists; anarchists…. rainbow-hued ghost intended to represent LGBTQ people.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/US-to-Fully-Apply-Helms-Burton-Act-Against-Cuba-From-Today-20190502-0008.html

India wants Pakistan blacklisted after UN names militant leader a global terrorist

India has welcomed the UN blacklisting of militant leader Masood Azhar and said that its next step will be to call for action against Pakistan itself for failing to stop terrorism financing.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/india-pakistan-masood-azhar-terror-un-jaish-e-mohammed-kashmir-a8896421.html

First World War mustard gas leaks from Belgian underwater grave

Deadly mustard gas has leaked from a First World War underwater “weapons cemetery” in the North Sea, close to the Belgian coast.The munitions dump of 35,000 tons of unexploded bombs, shells and grenades, created after the Great War, has long been considered safe.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/02/first-world-war-mustard-gas-leaks-belgian-underwater-grave/

China's furtive underwater nukes test the Pentagon

Recent visitors to the bay surrounding a submarine base on the southern coast of China’s Hainan Island describe a curious nocturnal phenomenon. Powerful spotlights are sometimes trained directly on the ocean frontages of neighboring hotels at night, making visibility out to sea virtually impossible. Some of the lights are mounted on land and others on passing naval patrol boats.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-army-nuclear-specialreport/special-report-chinas-furtive-underwater-nukes-test-the-pentagon-idUSKCN1S80YB

'No Options Left, Nationwide Strike in June': Brazilian Workers

Brazil's most powerful trade union federations announced Wednesday that a nationwide strike will be carried out on June 14 to reject the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and halt his neoliberal policies, which are destroying the people's most basic economic, social, cultural and political rights.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/No-Options-Left-Nationwide-Strike-in-June-Brazilian-Workers-20190502-0012.html

Yanis Varoufakis defends Jeremy Corbyn against anti-Semitism ‘slander’

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis offered a ringing defense of UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on social media, dismissing accusations of anti-Semitism as “slander.”

https://www.rt.com/news/458182-varoufakis-defends-corbyn-labour/

US to Fully Apply Helms-Burton Act Against Cuba From Today

A new chapter of the U.S. economic bullying begins today with the application of Titles III and IV, both of which arbitrarily enhances legal insecurity for foreign investors in Cuba.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/US-to-Fully-Apply-Helms-Burton-Act-Against-Cuba-From-Today-20190502-0008.html

Persecution driving Christians out of Middle East

Pervasive persecution of Christians, sometimes amounting to genocide, is ongoing in parts of the Middle East, and has prompted an exodus in the past two decades, according to a report commissioned by the British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/02/persecution-driving-christians-out-of-middle-east-report

Global Warming Has Been Influencing Drought for a Century

Global warming has been affecting the severity of droughts worldwide since at least the beginning of the 20th century, new research has found.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/global-warming-has-been-influencing-drought-for-a-century/

https://archive.is/59Zxf

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Autismblox

If any of you are interested in playing, I'm hosting a political Minecraft server in order to simulate real-world politics in a digital setting.

You can choose your own political ideology, including a number of leftist ideologies, and your own religion.

If you're interested, come play fam.

IP: 142.4.200.159:25593

Version: 1.13.2

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Is there a backup?

Where to go when /pol/ gets this site nuked from orbit?

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Antiimperialism is the only truthful leftist Ideology

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>30 April 1945

>As Allied forces were closing in on Berlin, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide in the Führerbunker

Happy 30th April! Press F to pay your piss.

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Would there be a welfare state under pure socialism?

With that note out of the way, let me explain my question.

We technically don't need welfare anymore, we MIGHT have UBI, (which could be used to for services like Skillshare), and even if we don't we have plenty of information on how to repairs and how to cook. The main purpose of welfare is to numb the worker from doing an actual revolution to overthrow the capitalists. If we do overthrow the capitalists, would we no longer welfare or the welfare state? I ask because in order to achieve full communism, we have to make less dependent on the state (and the capitalists).

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R

My god. You people. I can't believe I'm going to you.

I feel such rage. Such righteous anger at the bigotry and injustice in media. And the only place I can express it is here. Among even worse bigots and other hateful people!

I'm so angry at the dominance of women in films. The double-standards regarding ethnic slurs etc.

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MAY 1st 2019

Tear gas fired during May Day demonstrations in Paris, scores detained

Demonstrators marching in Paris to mark International Workers' Day have been met with tear gas, images from the French capital show, with reports of over 350 people detained.

https://www.rt.com/news/458043-tear-gas-paris-yellow-vest/

Workers in Mexico just won the right to organize real labor unions. Trump helped.

May 1 is International Workers’ Day, and employees in Mexico have good reason to celebrate: They just won the right to organize and negotiate their own pay.Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador enacted a labor reform bill Wednesday that for the first time gives workers the legal right to bargain collectively with employers through independent labor unions.

https://www.vox.com/2019/5/1/18523972/may-day-2019-mexico-labor-reform

https://archive.is/7NQ2f

Venezuela: Thousands Rally in Streets for Labor Day After Failed Coup Attempt

Labor forces and the Venezuelan people mobilized on the streets of Caracas Wednesday to celebrate International Workers' Day in honor of the workforce which has seen 20 years of the Bolivarian Revolution.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Thousands-Rally-in-Streets-for-Labor-Day-After-Failed-Coup-Attempt-20190501-0017.html

British Judge Sentences Julian Assange To 50 Weeks In Prison

Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in prison by a British judge.The controversial founder of WikiLeaks was arrested in April after being pushed out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/01/718945707/british-judge-sentences-julian-assange-to-50-weeks-in-prison

Conservative donors abandon Theresa May's party to back new Brexit referendum campaign

Pro-European Conservative donors are diverting their cash from Theresa May's party in order to fund efforts to stop Brexit, as funding for the national party dries up, Business Insider can reveal.

https://www.businessinsider.com/disgruntled-tory-donors-divert-100000s-to-second-brexit-referendum-campaign-2019-4

Donald Trump threatens Cuba with 'full and complete embargo' over support for Venezuela's Maduro

On a day that saw violence erupt on the streets of Caracas as opposition leader Juan Guaido launched his latest bid to oust Mr Maduro, Mr Trump took to social media to heap new pressure on the Venezuelan president and his supporters in Havana.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-us-cuba-venezuela-nicolas-maduro-military-support-a8893886.html

Mass protests intensify against Algerian regime

The mass protest movement that forced the removal of Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the beginning of the month is continuing, with growing demands for the downfall of the regime and mounting expressions of opposition to the military.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/01/alge-m01.html

Comrade Gorbachev Has Regrets

Were you harboring any doubts about whether Mikhail Gorbachev was a democrat who sought freedom for his people? Let Mikhail Sergeyevich himself correct your impression. Asked about his successor Boris Yeltsin, the first-ever elected leader of Russia, Gorbachev today says spitefully, “I should have sent him off somewhere. He was playing up.”

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/mikhail-gorbachev-has-regrets-new-documentary-shows/

https://archive.is/sDjM1

“Americans of European Heritage Exclusively”: Identity Evropa Front Group Meetings Leaked

Washington, DC – Identity Evropa, the largest neo-Nazi organization in the United States, recently renamed itself the American Identity Movement. The name change came after reporting by Unicorn Riot exposed over a year of internal chat logs from inside Identity Evropa, leading to journalists and antifascists exposing many of the group’s formerly anonymous members.

https://unicornriot.ninja/2019/americans-of-european-heritage-exclusively-identity-evropa-front-group-meetings-leaked/

Thousands turn out in Puerto Rico at May Day demonstration

Thousands of Puerto Ricans marched to the rhythm of traditional music and tambourines while opposing austerity measures, with many demanding the ouster of a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory’s finances.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2019/05/01/thousands-mourn-for-puerto-rico-may-day-rally/aAT3xcgtS4rKyOI3MTKK9K/story.html

https://archive.fo/xGnzL

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Happy may the first!

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Making a One Man Blanquist International

Okay /leftpol/ I have thought of the greatest praxis ever, very much inspired by the ideas of Blanquism. So the ideas of Louis Auguste Blanqui proposes that a socialist revolution should be carried out by a relatively small group of highly organized and secretive conspirators instead of through the creation of a mass movement. I don't see a class conscious mass movement of the proletariat arising soon, especially with the serious levels of sectarianism that the left experiences. I also constantly witnesses spurs of energetic protest and temporary movements popping up, usually of radical liberal flavor, that ends up dying very quickly.

So I am here to propose my model of making your own One Man Blanquist International. Here is how it works, you have yourself as the dedicated revolutionary but you are in need of a lot of help. So make a large amount of front groups, each one represents single issues or a more palatable group of issues that the left would normally support. Each front has an incentive system where every single person within it is hired as an independent contractor who obtains commission for fundraising, recruiting (initiation fee), and selling merchandise. This is a form of astroturfing, but it helps motivate your many shills to at least do something, many groups I have seen fall into horrid inactivity. So your incentivized collaborators and puppets within their fronts become an astroturf protest block who treats every demonstration as a fundraising drive where they may get donations to benefit from. Sectarianism is minimized because your many shills and astroturfers are mostly in it for donation money they can potentially obtain, with a little bit of ideological support if possible. Your Blanquist International will act as a secret cabal of just you, maybe a few more sycophantic supporters if possible.

From there your goal is to use your astrotruf base of donation hungry supporters to vote you in positions of local power and you pass local legislation to fundraise the same front groups you run in secret, and therefore pay your astroturf base. Keep accumulating wealth until you corrupt liberal democracy from the insider and maybe someday, as this grows, start a full conspiracy to overthrow it.

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Thoughts on liberation theology?

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News 4/30

Clashes rock Venezuela as Guaido urges opposition uprising

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó took a bold step to revive his movement to seize power in Venezuela, taking to the streets Tuesday to call for a military uprising that drew quick support from the Trump administration but fierce resistance from forces loyal to embattled socialist Nicolas Maduro.

https://www.apnews.com/0153cace08c84c8fbf34f9c6a7bdd4dd

Pro-Guaido bloc celebrates, encourages Venezuela coup attempt

One by one, leaders and officials from Latin American states are taking to social media to applaud opposition leader Juan Guaido’s attempted military coup in Venezuela, some even encouraging an army mutiny.

https://www.rt.com/news/457939-guaido-bloc-praise-coup/

China's Xi appeals to youth patriotism on centenary of student protests

President Xi Jinping appealed to China’s youth on Tuesday to love the country and dedicate themselves to the Communist Party, warning on the centenary of student-led protests there was no place for those who ignored the country’s needs.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-anniversary/chinas-xi-appeals-to-youth-patriotism-on-centenary-of-student-protests-idUSKCN1S605T

Faltering Brexit talks limp on amid UK political impasse

Britain is due to leave the European Union in six months, but you wouldn’t know it from the country’s news headlines or the debates in Parliament. The issue that consumed the country for almost three years has been reduced to a murmur.

https://www.apnews.com/940b80c7056d477893b47d195fefc823

North Korea warns of 'undesired consequences' if no change in U.S. nuclear stance

North Korea’s vice foreign minister said on Tuesday the United States will face “undesired consequences” if it fails to present a new position in denuclearization talks by the end of the year, state media reported.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-warns-of-undesired-outcome-if-u-s-fails-to-change-position-in-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1S60SH

Syriza government authorises mass evictions of refugees and asylum seekers

Hundreds of people gathered April 22 at the central square of Mytilene—the capital of the island of Lesbos—for a silent protest to mark the first anniversary of a far right attack on a group of mainly Afghan asylum seekers.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/30/gree-a30.html

Serbia, Kosovo agree to talks following Berlin summit

A Balkan summit in Berlin has ended with Serbia and Kosovo agreeing to work together to diffuse existing tensions.

https://www.dw.com/en/serbia-kosovo-agree-to-talks-following-berlin-summit/a-48541196

Won’t Accept Chaos: Sudanese Army Threatens Protesters Demanding Civilian Gov’t

Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council said Tuesday the army would not accept unrest in the country amidst continuous sit-in outside army headquarters in demand of a civil government.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Wont-Accept-Chaos-Sudanese-Army-Threatens-Protesters-Demanding-Civilian-Govt-20190430-0015.html

China's South China Sea strategy takes a hit as the US Navy threatens to get tough on Beijing's sea forces

The US Navy's top admiral has warned China that the US could treat China's coast guard and maritime militia the same as the People's Liberation Army Navy, the Financial Times reported.

https://www.insider.com/us-navy-tough-on-china-paramilitary-fishing-fleet-gray-zone-tactics-2019-4

Workers Healthcare Center of Vio.Me., Created by the Workers for the Community

Thessaloniki, Greece – A radical new approach to healthcare is reclaiming equal relations between specialists and patients while building a community of health from inside an occupied factory in an industrial Greek metro.

https://unicornriot.ninja/2019/workers-healthcare-center-of-vio-me-created-by-the-workers-for-the-community/?fbclid=IwAR1hfIya2AG-pwPDJTxLCll5jHAFdZ6caWq80OHpP0LgQXCoExKiNIWmkUA

Canada: extreme floods show climate threat as experts warn of further tumult

News footage showed people boating where they once walked, homes and cars filled with muddy water, volunteers searching for lost pets. Thousands of people in eastern Canada have been forced from their homes as heavy rains and meltwater cause unprecedented flood evacuations.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/30/canada-flooding-quebec-montreal-justin-trudeau-climate-change

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/leftpol/ filmreview????Hellboy (2019)????

>>Nadezha Teffi, Baba Yaga (1947 article)

>People came to her of their own accord to discover various wise secrets, and they always managed to cheat her. She knew only too well that every human approach brought with it deception and hurt.

>'I can smell the blood of a Russian' meant she could expect trouble.

>Some 'brave young hero would tell her a pack of lies, make some false promises, discover all that he needed to know, cheat her and somehow manage to slip away. She could expect neither gratitude nor honest payment.

>And every time she heard the words of a spell, every time the hut turned round on its chicken's legs, Yaga knew there was going to be trouble. And yet every time, she still stupidly believed in the honesty of the human soul:'It' s just not possible. They can't all be like that. '

I'll try not to give too many plot spoilers away, but the notorious witch of Russian folklore gets cheated by the big red Fed in the new (2019) Hellboy movie, too.

Here' s a film which has been universally panned by the critics. But is there anything that might appeal to a /leftpol/ audience?

I took myself off to an otherwise deserted screen 3 of Fulham cineworld yesterday afternoon to find out.

It's pretty funny, right from the off. Ian McShane narrates the backstory/intro in his patented "Deadwood" blend of swearing and high falutin' language.

But a few minutes further in, after a Mexican wrestling scene, there's a sudden death. The way its treated is good, its like someone I know who died. More of a "fuck, is that it?" angsty sentiment, than the usual heroic Hollywood death.

It's a visceral film. There's blood and gore throughout.Makeup and prosthetics are done well. Hellboy played by David Harbour does look demonic, like a steroided-up cross between Max Hardcore and Nacho Vidal. There's less CGI, or it's done better, than the previous hellboy movies. The leopard man moves and leaps like a feline.

The Blood Queen has a few semi - interesting lines about ushering in the apocalypse. (But you really need to look at the Marxism and Religion thread here on /leftpol/ for that.)

There's less of the (in my view overdone) Catholic free will versus predestination theme that was in the previous hellboy films.

Instead, in this iteration , Hellboy is more in the position of the pulp author Dashiell Hammett, who had been a pinkerton private cop involved in breaking IWW organised strikes, and had a bad conscience about it afterwards. He has some good lines about if we didn't kill the monsters maybe they wouldn't want to kill us. (A theme that goes back in fiction to Mary Shelley's original Frankenstein novel.) He says we kill the monsters, then what? Kill more monsters? Then what?

London scenes, in particular a chippy called "Codswallop", delighted me as a Londoner. If there isn't one in London now, there probably will be after the film.

A few nice touches hinting at the proletarian labour behind the BPRD. Sasha Lane's character hires a man with a van, or really four men in a van, to transport an unconscious Hellboy. (The secret society in the film aiming to disappear hellboy should have got her to use one of the sketchy logistics firms I've had the displeasure of working for.

Telephonist: We can't locate the package.

BPRD agent: You mean you've lost the package.

Telephonist: We haven't lost it. We just can't locate it.)

Cool music, heavy like 70's British rawk, Slade and such. Cum on feeel tha Noize. (It goes well with the Black Country accented Changeling pig man.)

In places this is a beautifully shot film. Rich colours and contrasts with light and textures.

In summary, probably not deep enough to be a repeat watcher, but worth seeing once. If you are legendary YouTuber and /leftpol/ poster Adolf Stalin, skip going to the restaurant, go with your roommate to see it. If you're more like me, it might be you and the usher.

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>he wants to be taxed and taken advantage of by evil sociopaths

>he wants to have less money

why

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What do you think about the IRA? Or just the Ireland and Northern Ireland in general?

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It hurts to watch this girl fall for the same trick again and again. How can we make her read Bookchin?

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Would there be a welfare state under pure Socialism?

When I say "pure socialism" I mean actually Socialism as in "When the worker owns the MoP" and not "when the government does stuff", because that would be Social Democracy.

With that note out of the way, let me explain my question.

We technically don't need welfare anymore, we MIGHT have UBI, (which could be used to for services like Skillshare), and even if we don't we have plenty of information on how to repairs and how to cook. The main purpose of welfare is to numb the worker from doing an actual revolution to overthrow the capitalists. If we do overthrow the capitalists, would we no longer welfare or the welfare state? I ask because in order to achieve full communism, we have to make less dependent on the state (and the capitalists).

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News 4/29

Strike by 1,400 pilots grounds hundreds of flights at Scandinavian Airlines

Thousands of flights from Sweden, Denmark, and Norway to destinations across Europe and the world have been grounded since Thursday as over 1,400 pilots at Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) have taken strike action. The pilots are demanding wage increases after a decade of pay cuts and freezes, and greater protections against variable scheduling.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/29/sass-a29.html

Socialists Win in Spain, Left or Right-Wing Gov't Still Likely

According to official results from 100 percent of votes counted, the centrist Socialist party will have 122 seats in parliament, returning to a majority after more than a decade of right-wing Popular Party (PP) rule.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Socialists-Win-in-Spain-Left-or-Right-Wing-Govt-Still-Likely-20190428-0017.html

Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi seen in new video for first time in five years

The leader of Isis, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has appeared on video for the first time in nearly five years.The group’s media arm released a speech by the elusive leader on Monday, in which he addresses the territorial defeat of Isis in Syria and praises recent terror attacks around the world.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-video-al-furqan-latest-a8891716.html

Abandon ship! Indonesia plans to move capital city as it is slowly sinking underwater

The world’s fourth most populous country Indonesia looks set to move its capital city away from flood-prone, sinking and overcrowded Jakarta to elsewhere on the Asian archipelago, according to the country’s planning minister.

https://www.rt.com/news/457834-indonesia-move-sinking-capital-jakarta/

Rape victims among those to be asked to hand phones to police

Victims of crimes, including those alleging rape, are to be asked to hand their phones over to police - or risk prosecutions not going ahead.Consent forms asking for permission to access information including emails, messages and photographs have been rolled out in England and Wales.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48086244

Global Military Expenditures Are Up, Driven By Top 2 Spenders — U.S. And China

Global military spending is continuing to increase, growing for the second year in a row and reaching the highest levels since reliable global figures became available in 1988.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/29/718144787/global-military-expenditures-up-driven-by-top-two-spenders-u-s-and-china

Yellow Vests mutilated by 'sublethal' police weapons form their own anti-brutality association

Yellow Vest protesters who have suffered life-changing injuries at the hands of French police have launched their own association, promising fresh actions against police brutality.

https://www.rt.com/news/457786-injured-yellow-vests-association/

Guards repel assault on Libya's biggest oilfield

An armed group attacked Libya’s largest oilfield but was repelled after clashes with its protection force on Monday, while fighting escalated in eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar’s effort to capture the capital, Tripoli.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security/armed-group-tried-to-attack-libyas-el-sharara-oilfield-engineer-idUSKCN1S50OW

5 enemy troops killed in NPA offensives in North Cotabato, ComVal

New People’s Army units in the provinces of North Cotabato and Compostela Valley actively countered combat operations of Armed Forces of the Philippines troops this week, inflicting casualties in three separate tactical offensives.

https://www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/5-enemy-troops-killed-in-npa-offensives-in-north-cotabato-comval/

Why Is China Placing A Global Bet On Coal?

China, known as the world's biggest polluter, has been taking dramatic steps to clean up and fight climate change.So why is it also building hundreds of coal-fired power plants in other countries?

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/29/716347646/why-is-china-placing-a-global-bet-on-coal

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Profitability vs Overproduction

What is the real cause of crises? Is it major slumps in the rate of profit on investment in which capitalists fail to find a way to recover? Is it producing too much shit and automating or cutting wage so that workers can't even buy the shit they made? Could it be both at once? Does it matter which it is?

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>To the Communists: YOU made life intolerable and created villains out of ordinary people. Now you reap your bloody harvest and be assured that this is only the beginning. You can blame the Black Sun for this, you can blame Pewdiepie, you can blame toxic masculinity… but what you do not have the courage to blame is your own poisonous policies that engineered the suicide of your civilization and how you fiddled while Rome burned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tWJJCNhFiY&t=

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I don't drive a car because they run on gas

But if I did, it'd run on biomass

I ride a bike, or sometimes a skateboard

So fuck off all you drivers and your yuppie whores

Sitting all day in the traffic queues

I'm a better anarchist than you

I don't eat meat; I just live on moldy chives

Or the donuts that I found in last week's dumpster dives

Look you people in that restaurant, I think you are so sad

When you could've been eating bagels like the ones that I just had

I think it is a shame all the bourgeois things you do

I'm a better anarchist than you

I don't wear leather and I like my clothes in black

And I made a really cool hammock from a moldy coffee sack

I like to hop on freight trains, I think that is so cool

It's so much funner doing this than being stuck in school

I can't believe you're wearing those brand new shiny shoes

I'm a better anarchist than you

I don't have sex and there will be no sequel

Because heterosexual relationships are inherently unequal

I'll just keep on moshing to Anti-Flag and Clash

Until there are no differences in gender, race or class

All you brainwashed breeders, you just haven't got a clue

I'm a better anarchist than you

I am not a pacifist, I like throwing bricks

And when the cops have caught me and I've taken a few licks

I always feel lucky if I get a bloody nose

'Cause I feel so militant and everybody knows

By the time the riot is all through

I'm a better anarchist than you

I don't believe in leaders; I think consensus is the key

I don't believe in stupid notions like representative democracy

Whether or not it works, I know it is the case

That only direct action can save the human race

So when I see you in your voting booths then I know it's true

I'm a better anarchist than you

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Spiritual Marxism

Are there any Marxist thinkers that aren't materialists or is that a contradiction in terms? I read pic related, and I found many of the points of view interesting, particularly about alienation, but I'm not on board with the historical materialism. It's fairly obvious to me that God and the supernatural exists, though I think they are susceptible of a critique as well. Kafka's deconstruction of God's providential order in the Trial, the Castle etc is brilliant, imo, and has the virtue of not evading the problem by just rejecting the existence of God, angels etc. Are there any Marxist inspired works critiquing religion without rejecting the basic assumptions (e.g. God exists, supernatural realms exist, spiritual discipline are efficacious etc)? Let's say, for example, a critique of God, but one that accepts he exists.

I'm not very well schooled in leftist thought, so please be patient with me -__-

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News 4/27

Iran Accuses Israel, Saudi Arabia And UAE Of Dragging Reluctant U.S. Into Regime Change

In an interview that will air on Fox News Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has told Chris Wallace that U.S. Middle East allies are intent on driving currently escalating tensions with Iran all the way to conflict.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/04/27/iran-accuses-israel-saudi-arabia-and-uae-of-dragging-reluctant-u-s-into-regime-change/#68a45fc35831

https://archive.is/8rLlU

Yellow Vests take to the streets in rejection of Macron’s ‘rubbish’ olive branch (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Unrelenting Yellow Vest activists have marched in Paris and other French cities for the 24th straight weekend, just days after Emmanuel Macron tried to placate the protest movement with promises of lower taxes.

https://www.rt.com/news/457710-yellow-vest-24-macron-taxes/

==Gorbachev is urgently hospitalized

Andre Singer, one of the directors of Meeting with Gorbachev movie, reported that former Soviet leader, 88-year-old Mikhail Gorbachev, was currently in hospital.

https://news.ru/en/society/gorbachev-is-urgently-hospitalized/

Half of all land in England owned by less than one percent of the population

The UK is one of the most unequal societies on the planet. The scale of this is effectively documented in new research revealing that one half of all the land in England is the private property of less than one percent of the population.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/27/land-a27.html

Indian police uncovered the Islamic State bombing plot that killed over 250 people on Easter Sunday, but Sri Lankan authorities didn't act

While monitoring the usual channels, Indian police stumbled upon something extraordinary: a detailed plot for what would become the bloodiest Islamic State group-linked attack in South Asia.

https://www.businessinsider.com/indian-police-uncovered-a-plot-but-sri-lanka-didnt-act-2019-4

US sanctions on Venezuela responsible for 'tens of thousands' of deaths, claims new report

The report, published by the Centre for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) a progressive, Washington DC-based think tank, says those deaths took place following the imposition of sanctions in the summer of 2017.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/venezuela-sanctions-us-excess-death-toll-economy-oil-trump-maduro-juan-guaido-jeffrey-sachs-a8888516.html

Bolsonaro's sons bash vice president, widening rifts in Brazil government

A barrage of criticism this week from the sons of Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro aimed at the vice president has laid bare stark divisions in his cabinet, raising serious concerns from senior members of his four-month-old government.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics-military-analysis/bolsonaros-sons-bash-vice-president-widening-rifts-in-brazil-government-idUSKCN1S224W?il=0

Colombia's JEP Orders Capture of Former FARC, 'El Paisa'

The Special Jurisdiction of Peace (JEP) made the decision Thursday to order the capture of Hernan Dario Velasquez, "El Paisa," a former leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for breaching the 2016 Colombian Peace Accords.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Colombias-JEP-Orders-Capture-of-Former-FARC-El-Paisa-20190427-0012.html

‘How is this not meddling?’ Twitter bans Tommy Robinson, Sargon of Akkad campaign accounts

Campaign accounts of two British candidates for the European Parliament, Tommy Robinson and Carl Benjamin, have been deleted by Twitter, prompting outcries of election meddling with less than a month before the vote.

https://www.rt.com/news/457660-twitter-bans-tommy-sargon/

UN climate chief warns current path leads to ‘catastrophe’

The U.N. climate chief says world leaders must recognize there is no option except to speed-up and scale-up action to tackle global warming, warning that continuing on the current path will lead to “a catastrophe.

https://apnews.com/a0baaad17de744ca875711d92e173442

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How did you arrive at your current ideology /leftpol/? It was a long journey for me; it all started when I was in elementary school. I read the communist manifesto shortly after I could read big boy books, and I was that kid who thought he was hot shit for knowing big words like bourgeoisie and dialectical. I was a Tankie Jr. This would all change in middle school. One day I was browsing wikipedia and happened upon that dolphin language experiment where the researcher jerked the subject off. I thought that was hot; one thing led to another and I discovered Posadism. Since then I've realized that our best hope for fixing things on this planet lies in contacting the interstellar left, and I encourage entryism into SETI programs.

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>tfw /doomer/ is higher than /leftpol/ in terms of users for the first time

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Can I still post threads? What's happening?

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Since both the U.S. and Turkey are mutually hated for merely existing

Do you think a bilateral alliance would work?

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News 4/26

Macron moves to prosecute journalists who revealed French arms sales in Yemen war

In a far-reaching assault on democratic rights and free speech, the government of Emmanuel Macron is moving to prosecute journalists who have exposed both France’s complicity in Saudi Arabia’s illegal war in Yemen as well as the Macron government’s efforts to cover it up.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/26/macr-a26.html

Trump state visit: Corbyn boycotts Buckingham Palace banquet

Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not attend the state banquet at Buckingham Palace in honour of Donald Trump.The Labour leader argued it would be wrong to "roll out the red carpet" for the US president, whom he accused of using "racist and misogynist rhetoric".

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48070983

Macron offers tax cut to French workers to quell anger

French President Emmanuel Macron announced tax cuts for middle-class workers and plans for a more representative parliament Thursday as part of a promised response to the weekly yellow vest protests that damaged his presidency.

https://www.apnews.com/1f4cb6de554247d5b400c3cdd3f0c276

Cuba dubs Bolton 'pathological liar' over Venezuela troops charge

Cuba branded U.S. national security adviser John Bolton a “pathological liar” on Thursday for his allegation that it has troops stationed in ally Venezuela and said the latest U.S. sanctions would further hurt but not vanquish the Cuban people.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cuba-usa/cuba-dubs-bolton-pathological-liar-over-venezuela-troops-charge-idUSKCN1S12NK

Spain election: Ruling party appears poised to win poll and fend off far-right threat

One of Spain’s most competitive and polarised election campaigns since its transition to democracy came to an end on Friday, with the ruling Socialist Party (PSOE) predicted to win enough seats in Sunday’s snap poll to stay in power and keep out the threat from the far right.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/spain-election-polls-psoe-pp-vox-far-right-podemos-catalonia-a8887731.html

Brazil's Bolsonaro shocked by high number of penis amputations

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday expressed horror over the 1,000 penis amputations that occur each year in the country including those due to a lack of basic hygiene, a figure he called “ridiculous and sad.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics-odd/brazils-bolsonaro-shocked-by-high-number-of-penis-amputations-idUSKCN1S2018

Macri Tears Argentina Apart: Devaluation and Debt Risk on Rise

Neoliberal policies are affecting the Argentinean state's capacities to control exchange rate and inflation.In Argentina, the is hitting record highs at over 51 percent compared to the United States dollar.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Macri-Tears-Argentina-Apart-Devaluation-and-Debt-Risk-on-Rise-20190426-0013.html

UN Special Rapporteur meets Assange in ‘British Gitmo’ jail to discuss breach of privacy claims

Joe Cannataci, the UN’s official on the ‘right to privacy,’ told reporters outside Belmarsh prison in London on Thursday that he is conducting an inquiry into whether Assange’s human rights have been breached under international law.

https://www.rt.com/uk/457546-assange-privacy-un-rapporteur/

North Korea billed US $2m for Otto Warmbier's hospital care – report

The United States was handed a $2m bill from North Korea for the hospital care of Otto Warmbier, the American student died soon after his release back to the US in a comatose state in 2017, after being detained for 17 months.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/25/otto-warmbier-north-korea-us-hospital-bill

'Outrage is justified': David Attenborough backs school climate strikers

The outrage of the students striking from school over climate change inaction is “certainly justified”, according to Sir David Attenborough, who said older generations had done terrible damage to the planet.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/26/david-attenborough-backs-school-climate-strikes-outrage-greta-thunberg

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Xennial Menace

What if I told you that the alt-right and other pop-rightist ideologies are NOT ZOOMERS BUT XENNIALS (born 1975 - 1985)?

Who are the guys that always whine about anime and video games bc "muh stunted brain development"?

Generation X.

Who are the ones always self-diagnosing after listening to urban myths about correlations between hobbies and androgen inhibition ( such as: the soyboy menace)? Generation X

I notice in real life that men (and women) born in the 70s and 80s are fascinated with tragedy and conflict and hate anything bright/happy/catchy. They also seem to be movie junkies.

Gen X and their chronological kin, Xennials are the ones who think women are defective creatures that shouldn't be allowed to piss without telling hubby let alone vote.

They are the ones running podcasts, bullying the younger generations for not enjoying "manly stuff" (such as punk and cult movies).

They are the ones parroting on about "masculinity" like it's a fucking fashion trend.

> muh anime steal manliness

>muh vidya game steal manliness

> real men drink (obscure brewery brand here)

>" (insert recent hobby trend) is for hipsters therefore not manly"

Oh and lets not forget about "muh fatherhood." They think that all home problems are bc of single moms. They overlook if not justify shitty fathers. They don't care about fathers really. They just want to keep anyone with a penis in the seat of power.

They are the adult versions of the stereotypical school jocks. They haven't grown out their insecurity so now their inner adolescence is reeking.

Xennials are the main demographic of doomer and r9k. In fact, the chans in general are dominated by these jocks alone. Especially with their constant blaming zoomers for all things wrong.

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News 4/24

‘Basic needs should be met for free’: t*rkey’s new communist mayor wants to create a model socialist city

From collective farming to free public transport, the man described as t*rkey’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

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WHAT HAPPEN?

What happened to the board? Suddenly the threads are all reshuffled and there are a bunch of missing posts. Is the site having issues?

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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

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The only valid form of anarchism is transhumanism

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Red pill me on holodomor leftypol

>Holodomor is a deliberate man-made famine that the Soviets imposed on the Ukrainians in an act of genocide.

>Most of the world recognizes it as a genocide.

>Death tolls range between 2 and 8 million people.

>Motivation was to crush Ukrainian nationalism because they didn't want to be under control of the Soviet Union.

>Stalin tried to hide the Famine and had people who tried to hide it executed.

This is what I have summed up from wikipedia. How much of it is true? Did the Soviet Union really starve the Ukranians? Did Stalin really want to starve the Ukranian population? I need the facts about this because I know somebody is going to bring it up in a discussion about this and its something I don't know enough about. I'd like to hear your thoughts.

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LGBT is not left

LGBT is not left. It's that simple. Their fight for (seemingly) equal rights (while homosexualists and heterosexuals have had equal rights for a long time) is a fight with an imaginary enemy, which is profitable for… Who? Right, the bourgeoisie. In short, LGBT is a tool in the hands of the bourgeoisie. THEIR STRUGGLE is a sex one, a gender one, doesn't matter, but it's not CLASS STRUGGLE. I personally have not seen demands to improve worker conditions and worker solidarity on LGBT events. No, they fucking want the equal rights that they already have. As for me, I don't care whether a person is gay or not. If he fights for worker rights and his struggle is a CLASS one, I will respect him regardless of sexual orientation

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Everyone here has, at one point or another, experienced a very insidious form of weaponized idpol: that it's politically incorrect to call a man a man and a woman a woman, and that one ought to refer to a stranger as "they/them" until the person being addressed volunteers a preferred pronoun.

What is the main argument for "they/them" as a singular pronoun

– that is the use of "you" as a plural and singular pronoun both –

"you" originally referred to a group of people OR a single elite

Very simply, we must refer to individuals who are Proletarian using the term "thou" which was, at one point in time, a politically incorrect form of address. ( In fact, it was SJWs who eradicated thou from our lexicon.) This is similar to how the queers reclaimed the word queer. Using the term "Thou" to refer to a fellow proletariat is a double-blow against the radical liberals in our movement : it is a class-aware pronoun with historical support and thus is an infinitely more accessible linguistic construct than "ally" or "comrade" to refer to the in group, and it is a subtle affront against the tricksters trying to pervert everyone into becoming a "them"

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Final Solution to the "they/them" gender problem

Everyone here has, at one point or another, experienced a very insidious form of weaponized idpol: that it's politically incorrect to call a man a man and a woman a woman, and that one ought to refer to a stranger as "they/them" until the person being addressed volunteers a preferred pronoun.

What is the main argument for "they/them" as a singular pronoun

– that is the use of "you" as a plural and singular pronoun both –

"you" originally referred to a group of people OR a single elite

Very simply, we must refer to individuals who are Proletarian using the term "thou" which was, at one point in time, a politically incorrect form of address. ( In fact, it was SJWs who eradicated thou from our lexicon.) This is similar to how the queers reclaimed the word queer. Using the term "Thou" to refer to a fellow proletariat is a double-blow against the radical liberals in our movement : it is a class-aware pronoun with historical support and thus is an infinitely more accessible linguistic construct than "ally" or "comrade" to refer to the in group, and it is a subtle affront against the tricksters trying to pervert everyone into becoming a "them"

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Are you down with communalism?

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/ziq-anarchy-vs-communalism-bookchin-lifestylism-ideology-greenwashing

The point that Communalism doesn't let you leave is pretty damning tbh.

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Cultural Marxism

I am not a left-leaning person at all, but I am here to ask about something.

After yesterday's Zizek vs JP debate, Zizek mentioned how there is no influence of cultural Marxism in the contemporary world. This got me thinking, what is it that we are observing right now of PC culture then if Zizek thinks it is not cultural Marxism?

A quick Google search says that cultural Marxism is a revolutionary leftist idea that traditional culture is the source of oppression in the modern world, which seems to be inline of what the right describes as leftists creating a parallel of class warfare in identity politics. However, I found this to be very one-sided, so that's why I am here to ask you guys, what do you believe cultural Marxism is? How influential is it in the modern world? How does it relate to individual freedoms? Do you even think individual freedom like freedom of speech to be necessary? I define freedom of speech as having no legal consequences from speech, with the opposite being any form of a secular or not version of blasphemy laws.

I know that cultural Marxism has nothing to do with the concept of class warfare that Marx expresses, but the reason Marxism is linked is because of how it mirrors the class warfare struggle with expressing culture as oppressed vs oppressor.

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Explain this to me revolutionaries...

Russian Revolution 1917

Chinese Revolution 1949

Cuban Revolution 1959

If capitalism inevitably leads to Marxist revolutions, why has the rate of revolutions been slowing down? Why have successful revolutions only happened in backwards societies and never advanced capitalist economies?

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Happy Birthday Ilyich

Happy 149th Birthday Ilyich.

С праздником, друзья и товарищи.

Ленин жил, Ленин жив, Ленин будет жить.

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News 4/23

Theresa May told to resign as prime minister in 'a matter of days'

Backbench Conservative MPs will meet on Tuesday afternoon to discuss plans to force Theresa May out as prime minister "within a matter of days," as anger over her decision to delay Brexit boils over.

https://www.businessinsider.com/theresa-may-should-resign-as-prime-minister-1922-committee-2019-4

New police crackdown in France as Macron to announce further austerity cuts

As French President Emmanuel Macron is set to announce new social attacks on the working class in a speech on Thursday, the government is stepping up its police crackdown against social opposition and “yellow vest” protesters opposing social inequality.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/23/fran-a23.html

Silent and powerful: Nuclear underwater drone carrier set afloat – Russian MoD

The Russian Navy’s largest submarine designed to operate nuclear-tipped underwater drones, considered by experts to be a “retaliatory weapon,” was set afloat in Russia’s White Sea, according to the Ministry of Defense.

https://www.rt.com/russia/457344-belgorod-sub-float-out/

Netanyahu calls for new Golan settlement named for Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants to name a new settlement in the Golan Heights after President Donald Trump out of gratitude for the White House’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the territory.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/23/netanyahu-golan-settlement-trump-1287655

https://archive.is/5rtqq

Sri Lanka bombings: Isis claims responsibility for deadly church and hotel attacks on Easter Sunday

Isis has claimed responsibility for bombings that left more than 300 people dead in Sri Lanka, releasing a video of the alleged attackers pledging allegiance to its leader.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/sri-lanka-bombings-isis-terror-church-attack-easter-islamic-state-a8882231.html

Lyra McKee killing: 'New IRA' admits responsibility

The New IRA has admitted responsibility for the murder of journalist Lyra McKee, according to the Irish News.In a statement given to the paper the group offered "full and sincere apologies" to her family and friends.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48018615

Duterte threatens to ‘declare war’ on Canada over long-running trash dispute

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to declare war with Canada amid a long-standing diplomatic dispute between the two nations over Canadian waste that was illegally dumped in his country five years ago.

https://www.rt.com/news/457342-duterte-trash-canada-declare-war/

Mexico murder rate rises in first three months of 2019

The first three months of 2019 have seen a 9.6% increase in murders in Mexico, official figures suggest.The report says 8,493 people were murdered from 1 January to 31 March, a 9.6% rise from the same period in 2018.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48012923

Spain election: leaders clash on Catalonia during TV debate

On Monday night the leaders of Spain’s four main political parties went head to head in a 90-minute televised debate in which they hoped to sway the 30% of the electorate who remain undecided as the nation faces an extended period of weak coalition government and instability. The far-right Vox party was excluded on the grounds that it is not as yet represented in parliament.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/23/spain-election-leaders-clash-on-catalonia-during-tv-debate

Melting permafrost in Arctic will have $70tn climate impact – study

The release of methane and carbon dioxide from thawing permafrost will accelerate global warming and add up to $70tn (£54tn) to the world’s climate bill, according to the most advanced study yet of the economic consequences of a melting Arctic.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/23/melting-permafrost-in-arctic-will-have-70tn-climate-impact-study

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John Maus

>Synth-pop musician John Maus has an agenda. He is knowledgeable about experimental classical music (Arnold Schoenberg, John Cage etc.) but is also steeped in continental philosophy. His decision to work in the pop-music idiom is informed by his philosophical training: “I take seriously this claim of Gilles Deleuze… that perhaps it’s our task as artists to make intensive use of a major language.” Maus considers pop to be both a major language and something of a singularity within music history because it for the most part does without thematic development and major/minor tonality- the staples of western music, which is to say that now both “experimental” music and pop music have cast aside musical conventions and, as such, either might be an exemplary idiom for a political radical to be working within. A great pop performance leads to a sense of atavistic recognition between audience and performer, while experimental music becomes a contest in elitist one-upsmanship. In other words if you want to express yourself, write a three chord anthem, not a twelve-tone row. I’m not persuaded by this argument, partially for the same reason as milo: it disregards black music.

>When John Maus talks about experimental music and conflates it with elitism, he is speaking exclusively about white classical composers. Avant-Garde jazz groups like the Art Ensemble of Chicago and the Sun Ra Arkestra are coming from a similar place as Maus but create better, more politically dangerous music; his argument seems to hinge upon an ignorance of experimental black musicians. Both the Art Ensemble and the Arkestra play music that expresses black consciousness and identity, and the volatility therein. The Art Ensemble’s catch phrase is “Ancient to the Future”; often on stage some members would wear tribal war paint while trumpeter Lester Bowie wore a lab coat. Their work contains the entire spectrum of African Diaspora musics, rock elements and the clatter of found percussion instruments, all subservient to the purgatorial wail of the blues. This melting pot aesthetic doesn’t lead to an atavistic music, where distinctions between white and black experience fall away. The breaking down of musical and cultural boundaries in search of an underlying unity ends with the abortive and sneering conclusion that existence itself is a boundary; the Art Ensemble’s mastery of jazz, classical, rhythm & blues and Caribbean styles expresses with claustrophobic intensity the terror of black American experience in the present (I’m writing primarily about the Ensemble’s hey-day in the 70’s and 80’s).

>During Ra’s lifetime, Arkestra (an approximation of the ebonic pronunciation of ‘orchestra’) members lived together, abandoning their families in order to pursue music. Sun Ra was a radical and a futurist (he was one of the very early proponents of synthesizers), a man of the people and a recluse. He was very much aware that he was considered a novelty by many music fans, but was apathetic towards his reception. His music often implored people, black people in particular, to face the realities of their situation; he demanded this but deflected questions of progress and action because he was just a concerned interstellar agent. Like the Art Ensemble, the Sun Ra Arkestra’s wild sound reproduced the crisis of black identity. Whereas John Maus makes use of a “major language”- pop music- in order to be seen, Sun Ra and the Art Ensemble make vigorous use of experimental languages in order to give life’s ambiguity and distortion full scope.

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MUH 999999999999

Has anyone else here just stopped denying the porky trick of bringing up seemingly ludicrous amounts of deaths

>muh 13 million Chinese

>muh 3 million Kampucheans

>muh six gorillion Jews

>muh 260 million Russians

>muh 6 million Hohols

I’ve come to the conclusion that it doesn’t matter how many communists killed, communism stands as

THE SUPREME HUMAN IDEAL

I was recently talking with some normalfag who threw that line at me and I responded

IF ONLY WE HAD KILLED MORE, THERE’D BE LESS SCUM LIKE YOU TODAY

The boomer was BTFO epic style, left speechless by my verbal manuevers.

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Has capitalism permanently ruined the world?

>inb4 go kill yourself blackpilled faggot

>muh hope

Genuine question I think everyone should ask themselves.

honestly western leftists are too sperged out and individualized to ever coalesce as a relevant political force, everyone is focused on cultivating their very own very special political identity and discussing retarded ideological bullshit with each other to even fight back against the right.

Even here and in the other board most of you faggots are nothing but quasi-reformed /pol/yps who can't spend 5 minutes without arguing about whether or not you should kill all trannies/blacks/browns because for some retarded reason or another you cannot fathom existing at the same time or place than someone who is vaguely different than you. Hell there's even a chunk of you who won't believe anything about climate change until you're dying from heatstroke, freezing to death, starving or drowned within a decade or two.

Out there everyone is mostly just backwards liberals and traditionalists who have most definitely lost their minds, normies who literally can't see shit beyond what's in front of them and are unable to think about anything but basic normie shit and fringe bullshit like anti vaxxers.

Is society just too far gone to ever recover? even if we somehow magically manage not to get sent back to the stone age by climate catastrophe in the next few decades and we actually manage to get a revolution off the ground, is there anything still worth saving?

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The labour movement died when people stopped singing together. If the revolution happened today, how many of you and your coworkers could sing The Internationale? Or any other labour song? And these are old ass songs, with no new songs about the struggle being written that could be sang during strikes, occupations and insurrections.

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Guys I’m new here, and you’re all scaring me.

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Open borders for Israel

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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 t*rkey’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/

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Socialism without Marx

I think it is important to understand that socialism has been overtaken by Marxists who fetishize workers and work as the inherent factor of their political leanings. Many individualist anarchists such as Benjamin Tucker were socialists without Marx. Not to mention the countless Utopian socialists who predate Marx.

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Žižek v Peterson

Watch Live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q46AoR80M4

Debate Starts:

GMT 11:30 PM

EST 7:30 PM

Topic is "Happiness: Capitalism vs Marxism"

Each gets 30 minutes to make a statement.

Each gets 10 minutes to rebut the other.

Then they have Q&A.

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Book Club

This board needs to read more, and something besides a low traffic sticky is needed. To this end I think we need to revive the /leftpol/ reading group, this time without titofag being the only guy who read anything. We can start off with some basic texts of anarchism and marxism, then move on to more specfic stuff.

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One day you are minding your bussiness sucking your friend's dick in public when those two gentlemen approach you and call you a faggot

What do?

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Redpill me on this guy. What are his beliefs?

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News 4/20

1st since Notre Dame fire: Yellow Vests back in action despite ‘unifying’ disaster & they are angry

Yellow Vests protests brought clashes and tear gas back to the streets of Paris, despite politicians’ calls for “unity” in the wake of the Notre Dame fire. For protesters, the response to the fire only showed more inequality.

https://www.rt.com/news/457082-yellow-vests-after-notre-dame/

Macron's polls rise to highest level since yellow vest revolt as French approve his handling of Notre-Dame fire

mmanuel Macron’s approval ratings have risen to levels not seen since before the “yellow vest” revolt erupted last autumn with most French feeling he “rose to the occasion” over the Notre-Dame fire, a poll out on Friday suggests.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/19/macrons-polls-rise-highest-level-since-yellow-vest-revolt-french/

Northern Ireland Police Arrest 2 Men In Shooting Death Of Journalist

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two men in connection with the shooting death of a 29-year-old journalist in Londonderry Thursday night.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/20/715457050/northern-ireland-police-arrest-2-men-in-shooting-death-of-journalist

N Korea embassy raid in Madrid: 'US Marine arrested'

US authorities have arrested a former US Marine who is allegedly part of a group that raided North Korea's embassy in Madrid, reports say.Christopher Ahn appeared in a Los Angeles federal court, sources say.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47994298

Kabul attack: Gunmen storm government ministry as blast hits Afghan capital

At least seven people were killed during an attack on Afghanistan’s Ministry of Communications on Saturday.An explosion hit the centre of Kabul as attackers tried to storm the multi-storey building which houses the government department.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/kabul-explosion-gunmen-telecommunications-ministry-afghanistan-a8878956.html

'Islamic State' kills 35 Syrian fighters in 'comeback' attack

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Saturday that the "Islamic State" (IS) jihadist group killed at least 35 Syrian government soldiers and allied fighters in attacks over the past two days. According to the monitoring group, four senior army officers were among the dead.

https://www.dw.com/en/islamic-state-kills-35-syrian-fighters-in-comeback-attack/a-48412337

Thousands rally in Belgrade to support Serbia's president Vucic

Thousands of people from all over Serbia flocked to Belgrade’s city center on Friday in a show of support for President Aleksandar Vucic, who has faced five months of opposition protests.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-serbia-rally-vucic/thousands-rally-in-belgrade-to-support-serbias-president-vucic-idUSKCN1RV17E

Conflict continues over Peruvian copper mine as peasant blockade is lifted

After five hours of deliberations, on Thursday April 10, representatives of 27 peasant communities, whose lands are used to transport copper concentrate from the Las Bambas mine reached an agreement with the government to end a 66-day road blockade that interrupted the export of the mineral to China.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/20/peru-a20.html

‘Declare war on Lebanon, take out Syria’s S-300s’: Outgoing Israeli general on handling neighbors

Israel has the full arsenal needed to take on Hezbollah in Lebanon and eliminate the Iranian threat in Syria, the outgoing IDF Northern Command chief boasted, warning Damascus against using S-300s to protect its sovereignty.

https://www.rt.com/news/457056-israeli-general-syria-lebanon/

China to show new warships as Beijing flexes military muscle on navy anniversary

China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy’s founding.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/20/south-china-sea-beijing-to-show-new-warships-on-navy-anniversary.html

https://outline.com/cCGsBC

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First, this is NOT a shitpost. Anyone involved in leftist politics knows how this is becoming something that warrants discussion.

Why is there such a strong correlation between leftism and NEEDING to be sexually dominated and owned? And yes I stress the word "need" because I can't tell you how many of my leftist friends give up everything just to become some fascists mindless cum slut. Trust me I totally get it but isn't it bad for the movement in the long run if all of our potential foot soldiers will drop everything in a heartbeat just for the prospect of getting their throats hate fucked daily by people who haven't a single care in the world for them? Has the left been conditioned into enjoying being raped and enslaved? Where do you stand? How hard would it be for you to resist becoming the property of a heartless fascist who just wants to reduce you to your very basic sexual NEED to be dominated and owned.

Pic related, a mess left by my very loyal comrade whos room mate walked in right as he was puking his guts up all over some Nazi fucks disgusting horse dick. It took two people to unhinge this 110 lb twinks jaw because he had literally become mind broken and only thought he was good for getting his throat abused. So sad. (Nevermind it's a bit too graphic and pretty depressing but you can use your imagination)

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Book Club 10 - Situationism and THE BABOON BOOK

This edition is a tie between Vaneigem's The Revolution of Everyday Life and the legendary anti-domestication theory Around the Zoo with Baboon.

Vaneigem - The Revolution of Everyday Life

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/raoul-vaneigem-the-revolution-of-everyday-life

http://library.nothingness.org/articles/SI/en/pub_contents/5

https://libcom.org/library/the-revolution-of-everyday-life-raoul-vaneigem

BABOON GANG (you'll have to pay Bezos)

https://www.amazon.com/Around-Zoo-Baboon-Meish-Goldish-ebook/dp/B00E8OKEXW

As always hit up the book club and participate, >>111111 and god reading friends.

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How come you only see this graffiti in Ireland, but never in Palestine?

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News 4/5

Neo-Nazi planned assassination of second UK Labour MP

The plot by a neo-Nazi, Jack Renshaw, to murder Labour Party MP Rosie Cooper was finally revealed following the end of a seven-week trial at London’s Old Bailey.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/04/coop-a04.html

US revokes visa of International Criminal Court prosecutor

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has been barred from entering the US, it has been revealed.Fatou Bensouda has had her entry visa revoked by Washington.The decision is understood to be in response to her long-running investigation into possible war crimes, including torture, committed by American forces in Afghanistan.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-revoke-visa-icc-fatou-bensouda-a8856046.html

Between circus and civil war: Poroshenko aide trolls election frontrunner with Pinochet pic

The picture shows the face of Poroshenko photoshopped over that of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. His government notoriously used the national stadium in Santiago to execute political opponents in the aftermath of the 1973 military coup. The words written under Poroshenko’s smiling face paraphrase his actual video response to Zelensky’s challenge and roughly translate as “Let it happen at the stadium then.”

https://www.rt.com/news/455634-porhoshenko-pinochet-stadium-debate/

Brexit: Government offers 'no change' to deal, says Labour

The government has not proposed any changes to the PM's Brexit deal during cross-party talks, says shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer.Meetings have been taking place between Tory and Labour politicians to find a proposal to put to the Commons before an emergency EU summit next week.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47833841

UN chief warns of 'bloody confrontation' in Libya after meeting with renegade General

Libya could be plunged into a "bloody confrontation", the United Nations secretary general warned yesterday, after he met with the renegade general who has ordered his troops to advance on Tripoli.General Khalifa Haftar's forces took the former international airport on the outskirts of the capital on Friday night, though they suffered an earlier setback when around 140 men were captured.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/05/un-chief-warns-bloody-confrontation-tripoli-meeting-libyas-khalifa/

‘The militia is all of us’: Who are Venezuela’s pro-Maduro ‘colectivos,’ so demonized by the West?

Ever since the US recognized Venezuela’s wannabe coup leader, pro-government activists have been bracing for possible military intervention. Western media have been for years portraying them as thugs of the dictatorship.

https://www.rt.com/news/455603-venezuelans-colectivos-defending-revolution-redfish/

Wildfire Rips Along South Korea's Eastern Coast, Prompting National Emergency

South Korea is using its military to contain a large forest fire that spread quickly after igniting in Gangwon Province, along the country's east coast. Strong winds moved the blaze from city to city, prompting President Moon Jae-in to declare a national emergency.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/05/710197740/wildfire-rips-along-south-koreas-eastern-coast-prompting-national-emergency

Rwanda genocide: Macron orders probe of France's role

French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed a panel of experts to investigate France's role in Rwanda's genocide 25 years ago.An estimated 800,000 Rwandans, most from the minority Tutsi community, were killed by ethnic Hutu extremists over 100 days in 1994.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47826841

Brazilians Join 'Free Lula' Caravan Heading to Curitiba Prison

Over 17 Brazilian capital cities will host civil demonstrations on Sunday, marking a year since the imprisonment of former leftist president Lula da Silva.The Brazilian Worker’s Party (PT) started on Friday the “Free Lula Caravan,” a massive march which will take place across several locations until Sunday.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazilians-Join-Free-Lula-Caravan-Heading-to-Curitiba-Prison-20190405-0018.html

Russia's WTO 'national security' victory cuts both ways for Trump

Russia won a dispute about “national security” at the World Trade Organization on Friday, in a ruling over a Ukrainian transit dispute that may also affect global automobile tariffs that could be imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-ukraine-wto-ruling/russias-wto-national-security-victory-cuts-both-ways-for-trump-idUSKCN1RH1K9

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Is starting and living in communes to escape capitalism directly the only plausible way to start off the revolution?

Imagine if every leftist in a country came together and decided to leave capitalism and start living in mutual aid societies where money and work doesn't exist

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What the fuck happened?

My god what a disappointment image boards have become. I've seen a lot. From telling Tom Green to do a barrel roll to Hal Turner raids to Scientology to all the cross-board wars to /b/-day to 7chan and a zillion other failed alternatives, and eventually to gamergate and finally 8ch. I really thought 8ch would be different this time. Finally, a large enough community picked up its collective spine to form a sustainable alternative to 4chan. And then what happened? A flock of newfags seized administrative control of most of the major topical boards, and slowly transformed themselves into the exact corrupt, narcissistic, censorious pieces of shit that everyone left 4chan to escape in the first place. Did their communities have the courage to move once again to other boards when this became apparent? Almost never enough to make lasting alternatives.

I spend most of my time talking about video games, and it is absolutely astounding to me how 8/v/'s owner became the spitting image of moot, and then administration on the next biggest alternative /vg/ morphed into the same damn thing. Some alternative? If you looked at their attitudes and posting styles without any context you would hardly be able to tell them apart. I've always been hostile to the idea of a "lefty" themed video game board, but at the moment I really fucking want another alternative. /tech/, /animu/, and this board here are practically the only boards on this fucking shithole community where I don't feel like making a new thread is hopeless or pointless because the mods are actively hostile.

Sorry if this thread is pretty meta and not entirely related to leftism, but I frankly feel like this is one of the few places on this entire website with a decent population of sympathetic oldfags. The community across most of this site has become utterly servile and docile when it comes to cretinous, self-serving mod corruption, and most of those who actually cared have long since left.

Anonymous discussion forums have a prophecy to fulfill. We were told we had found the holy grail of debating venues: a format where people can truly express themselves freely and arguments would be considered on their own merits. A venue where collective mental abilities can come together and get closer to the truth, where the apprehensions of taboo and identity do not stifle progress, where everyone is free to speak their minds. When is this damn prophecy going to come true?

Pic related, that's fucking me. 33 years old with gray hair, I've been using image boards for something like 14 years, I've been struggling to find, support, and foster image board communities that address the corruption and problems of other communities for most of that time. And I am fucking tired.

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what are /leftpol/'s thoughts about Lee Harvey Oswald?

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/Leftselfimprovement/

New Years resolutions are a marketing scheme to sell fad diets, but I see no reason why leftists shouldn't pursue self-improvement. Let's have a thread to talking about getting fit, getting read, and developing skills.

I've got my current routine down, but I'm looking for books on syndicalism and communization. Can some anons help me out?

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Three day weekend

Why not?i think it’s a good idea that can be memes into existence unlike the third world I am and basic universal income shit on leftnet.

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Dialectical Enlightenment

But in the mystics by Marx says he made up again, if you would divine my working the magna operary canon! The conscious dialectics up again, if you would discovery intends the in a new divine magna operary canon.. The my would dialism emerges Hegel against thensive and editics but he first be the compresents by Marx in the eighth edition postface the first be to use Hegel with him its he to prehensive a conscious dialectics upside down: "With being in the pupil of discover Hegel again, if you would do so”

MARX…. DENGIST DISTORTIONS!!! Philosophy, dialism was doomed to be superficialism to be superficialism was doomed to because "creativity or critarialectical materian authought. Nevertheless, he basic aims and principless, he considered thinking" was an authought. BUT THIS FALSE, A FUNDAMENTAL DEVIATION FROM TRUTH AS WRITTEN BY MARX. DISTORTION FROM TRUTH AS WRITTEN BY MARX. DISTORTIONS!!! Philosophers have been correct, I argued theoretically

BUT THIS IS IS IS FALSE, A FUNDAMENTAL DEVIATIONS!!!

So it is.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ug2DOoxJ1g

Is this the state of the modern male under late capitalism. A near genderless lumpen blob whose only existence is to swallow meaningless and trite pop culture artifacts from legacy media on life support? How can this creature ever learn to organize or participate in a revolution? I can't imagine how we could have a successful revolution in the west when most males look like this. IT's over anons

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On gender and communism

I'm banned from leftypol, so here goes.

According to the History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps episodes on Islam and Gender, in Islam, traditionally if the man does not sexually satisfy his wife, she can sue. A muslim man may have many wives, and he has them virtually as slaves.

I do not justify the system but there is something to be learned here. After all, a feminist woman can be made traditional if she is just fucked right. It is on men to be men enough to do so.

Women need an anchor, this will either be a man or a large group of friends, they will either be women or gay men. But a woman cannot reproduce with women or gay men. So when men are not strong and stable they fail society in a way that's not true for women.

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News 4/19

Lyra McKee murder: Journalist shot dead during Derry rioting

One of Northern Ireland's "most promising" journalists has been shot dead during rioting that police are treating as a terrorist incident.Dissident republicans are being blamed for killing 29-year-old Lyra McKee after violence broke out during police searches in Londonderry on Thursday.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-47985469

Ecuador turns to Interpol to arrest former foreign minister & Assange supporter Patino

The former foreign minister of Ecuador will be placed on Interpol’s Red Notice list, after fleeing the country for fear of prosecution, as the government of Lenin Moreno continues to crack down on Julian Assange’s supporters.

https://www.rt.com/news/456972-ecuador-foreign-minister-patino-assange/

'We Pray For The Caliphate To Return': ISIS Families Crowd Into Syrian Camps

The women huddle for shelter from the rain under a corrugated iron roof, their long black cloaks dragging in the mud as they wait in line for food and pray for the return of the ISIS caliphate.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/19/714652629/we-pray-for-the-caliphate-to-return-isis-families-crowd-into-syrian-camps

White House says Trump spoke to Libyan commander Haftar on Monday

The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar and discussed “ongoing counterterrorism efforts” by the leader of a military assault on the capital of Libya in opposition to the country’s internationally recognized government.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-trump/white-house-says-trump-spoke-to-libyan-commander-haftar-on-monday-idUSKCN1RV0WW

Teenage girl burned to death after reporting sexual harassment against headteacher in Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi teenage girl has been burned to death for reporting that her headteacher sexually harassed her.Nusrat Jahan Rafi, a 19-year-old from a small town 100 miles south of Dhaka, was killed at her school less than two weeks after she filed the complaint.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/nusrat-jahan-rafi-death-bangladesh-sexual-assault-school-protests-a8875906.html

Sudan protesters 'to name transitional government'

The leaders of Sudan's protest movement say they will name members of a transitional authority on Sunday, to replace the current military junta.Following months of protests, the army ousted long-standing leader Omar al-Bashir last week.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47987962

Leica comes under fire for video featuring Tiananmen Square massacre

German camera brand Leica has come under fire in China after the release of a promotional video that features the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.The video, released earlier this week, comes just weeks before the 30th anniversary of the student-led demonstrations were shut down after Chinese soldiers fired at protesters.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/19/leica-comes-fire-video-featuring-tiananmen-square-massacre/

Billboards in the sky, is it real? Space ads will be ‘so popular people would hate them’

The stars in the night sky will very soon be outshone by the glare of billboards – and in the not-too-distant future. That’s at least what Russian startup StartRocket has in mind as the company has announced plans to install a giant display at an altitude of nearly 500 kilometers.

https://www.rt.com/news/457006-space-billboards-start-rocket/

Mali government resigns after massacre, insecurity

Mali’s prime minister and his whole government resigned on Thursday, four weeks after a massacre of some 160 Fulani herders by an ethnic vigilante group shocked the nation.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mali-security/mali-government-resigns-after-massacre-insecurity-idUSKCN1RU2L0

Chinese authorities arrest editors involved with workers’ protests

Chinese authorities intensified their crackdown on labour activists and leftist students last month, arresting journalists sympathetic to the plight of workers and critical of the government. This followed the detention of students and workers, 44 of whom are still in custody, for their involvement in a struggle by Jasic Technology workers last year to form an independent trade union.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/18/chin-a18.html

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So is anyone convinced that idpol is a scam?

Is this tranny retarded or is the logical extreme of idpol just fascism?

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Stalin matters

I haven't even started writing and I can already feel some clueless clowns shilling against the greatest luminary of true socialism: Joseph Stalin.

And that is too bad, because Stalin 2.0 is on the horizon. The signs are fucking everywhere:

1) The rich spitting on the poor (talking about that Macron maggot).

2) People almost killing each other in the streets over politics in the US of fucking A

3) Mass unemployment coming soon due to AI

4) Climate calamity looming. Will drastically increase cost of living (like food).

And there's only one kinda guy that can give the bankers and bourgoisie what they deserve and people are gonna love it.

As a bonus, once he's in office, and after Mark Zuckerberg got vanned to the gulag, we're gonna get UBI. Which I personally will use to play video games (especially Red Faction) all day and wank off to Jennifer Lawrence.

Get ready people. The second coming is nigh.

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If the marxists are the ones who understand marxism, then why do marxists constantly berate each other for not understanding marx, while being in unanimous agreement that the capitalists understand marx to such perfection that they act according to the theories of marx even when never having read a word of marx?

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REDPILL ME ON UBI

why is this shit being sold to me by every neoliberal shill. Something seems shady about it. I doubt it will work. What are your opinions anons?

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How can one academic be so engaging and personable?

Why can he reach these kids so well?

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News 4/18

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations.

https://www.apnews.com/2ff1e53cfc9d42a7821c7f4e6a740642

Trump Administration Announces Measures Against Cuba, Venezuela And Nicaragua

The Trump administration has announced new sanctions and penalties against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua aimed at both ending the rule of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and weakening Cuba's communist regime.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/18/714552854/trump-administration-announces-measures-against-cuba-venezuela-and-nicaragua

German Nazi camp guard, 92, charged as accessory to thousands of murders

German prosecutors have charged a 92-year-old former concentration camp guard with being an accessory to murder, in what will be one of the last ever cases against Nazi-era war crimes.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-nazi-trial/german-nazi-camp-guard-92-charged-as-accessory-to-thousands-of-murders-idUSKCN1RU16F

US bitcoin trader may face death penalty in Thailand over 'sea home'

An American bitcoin entrepreneur could be facing the death penalty after Thailand’s navy accused him of violating the country’s sovereignty by building a “sea home’’ off the coast of Phuket.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/18/us-bitcoin-trader-may-face-death-penalty-in-thailand-over-sea-home

U.S. Aid Agency Is Preparing To Lay Off Most Local Staff For Palestinian Projects

Under orders from the Trump administration, the U.S. Agency for International Development is preparing to lay off most of its Palestinian aid workers in its West Bank and Gaza mission, according to U.S. government communications reviewed by NPR.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/17/714269010/u-s-aid-agency-is-preparing-to-lay-off-most-local-staff-for-palestinian-projects

Separatists kill 14 passengers on bus in southwest Pakistan

Gunmen wearing Pakistani police and paramilitary uniforms ambushed a bus before dawn Thursday and killed 14 people after going through their ID cards and forcing them out on a remote part of a coastal highway in restive southwestern Baluchistan province, officials said.

https://www.apnews.com/cb1b2668a3b2426d8039b936fae4a235

Iran says its armed forces are not a regional threat

“I want to tell the regional countries that the armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran are not against you and your national interests. They stand against invaders… The roots of our problems are the Zionist regime and American imperialism,” Rouhani said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-army-day-rouhani/iran-says-its-armed-forces-are-not-a-regional-threat-idUSKCN1RU0D7

Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders

Facebook has imposed a ban on a dozen far-right individuals and organisations that it says "spread hate".The ban includes the British National Party and Nick Griffin, the English Defence League and the National Front.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47974579

Business Quietly Returns to Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi’s Murder

Six months after agents from Saudi Arabia murdered and dismembered the writer Jamal Khashoggi, companies are no longer shying away from the Arab kingdom.The movie theater giant AMC says it is moving ahead with ambitious expansion plans for dozens of cinemas there.

https://archive.is/X6VNv

Frankfurt students protest presence of far-right Alternative for Germany on university campus

Defying protests by students, politicians from all of the establishment political parties, including the Left Party, shared a platform with Jörg Meuthen from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) at a debate at Frankfurt’s University for Applied Sciences (UAS) on April 5. The police had to clear a path for the AfD leader to attend the event.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/18/fran-a18.html

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ole bonesey

does anyone know what happened to Dr. Bones?

He wrote several books & was I think the leading voice of the insurrectionary post-left egoist for the current time. His podcast The Guillotine was probably the greatest leftist radio show of all time imho. Now that's been cancelled with no real note about what happened to Bones, his site's gone, Gods & Radicals became a fluffy muh resistance site, his twitter and patreon are both 404'd. Did he die? Should I pour out half a bottle of whiskey? What's the scoop on this gonzo journalist?

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DDR-Hymne

Auferstanden aus Ruinen is such a good national anthem! It is way more inspiring than any sort of Nazi or despotic worshiping shit.

I know it's not THAT important, but when the revolution happens in Germany, can we please make put that anthem back?

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News 4/17

Thin layer of the UK population earn more than £150,000 per year

There are only 321,000 people in the UK earning more than £150,000 a year.Data from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) by area shows that around 123,000 of the high-income earners, nearly 40 percent, live within the London area. Topping the list is the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC), with another borough, Westminster, in second place.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/17/ineq-a17.html

Iran parliament brands US troops in Middle East as terrorist

Iran’s parliament has overwhelmingly approved a bill labelling US forces in the Middle East as terrorist, a day after Washington’s terrorism label for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard formally took effect.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/16/iran-parliament-terrorist-us-troops-middle-east

French MEP Asks EU Council for Position on Lula's Situation

Emmanuel Maurel seeks to break the European Parliament's silence on the persecution against former President Lula Da Silva.The French Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Emmanuel Maurel asked the Council of the European Union for a written position on the political and judicial persecution which led Lula Da Silva to prison.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/French-MEP-Asks-EU-Council-for-Position-on-Lulas-Situation-20190417-0033.html

Protests Calling For Climate Action Disrupt London For 3rd Day

Protesters demanding government action on climate change disrupted traffic and public transit around London on Wednesday, the third day of climate demonstrations in the capital.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/17/714306398/protests-calling-for-climate-action-disrupt-london-for-third-day

The billionaire CEO of Apple supplier Foxconn says he 'will follow the instruction' of a sea goddess who told him to run for president of Taiwan

The billionaire founder and CEO of Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics supplier, is running for his country's presidency because he said a sea goddess told him to do so.68-year-old Terry Gou announced on Wednesday he will take part in the Kuomintang party's upcoming primary elections.

https://www.businessinsider.com/foxconn-ceo-terry-gou-taiwan-president-sea-goddess-mazu-2019-4

‘Chilling message to all critics’: HRW slams Israel’s decision to deport its regional director

An Israeli court has upheld the deportation order against the local director of Human Rights Watch, accusing him of supporting the BDS movement by condoning Airbnb’s decision to briefly take down Jewish listings in the West Bank.

https://www.rt.com/news/456775-hrw-slams-israel-deportation/

Japan asks US troops to behave, not ‘cause anxiety’ after marine kills local girlfriend & self

Japanese officials are imploring their American counterparts to control their soldiers’ behavior at the Okinawa base after a US marine reportedly murdered his Japanese girlfriend – the latest in a rash of US-on-Japanese crime.

https://www.rt.com/news/456770-japan-americans-behave-okinawa/

Alan García: Peru's former president kills himself ahead of arrest

Former Peruvian President Alan García has died after shooting himself as police arrived at his home to arrest him over bribery allegations.Mr García was rushed to hospital in the capital, Lima. His death was confirmed by current President Martín Vizcarra.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47965867

Alberta election: UCP wins majority victory over NDP

The UCP won 63 of the 87 seats of the legislature, provisional results say.Leader Jason Kenney, a former federal cabinet minister, will be the next premier of Alberta.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47901703

Climate Change Was The Engine That Powered Hurricane Maria's Devastating Rains

In a paper published Tuesday in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, scientists at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and Sonoma State University in California analyzed rainfall from all 129 hurricanes that have affected Puerto Rico since reliable record keeping began in 1956.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/17/714098828/climate-change-was-the-engine-that-powered-hurricane-marias-devastating-rains

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Libertarian Brilliance

Behold the brilliance of right wing libertarian capitalist economic solutions. How can we ever compete?

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How mentally ill do you have to be to write a book like this? How mentally ill do you have to be to BELIEVE a book like this?

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News 4/13

Declassified U.S. Documents Reveal Details About Argentina’s Dictatorship

These details of the assassination program, which pursued enemies in the region and in Europe as part of the Cold War intelligence alliance known as Operation Condor, have been found in a 1977 Central Intelligence Agency report, part of a trove of newly declassified United States government documents that shed new light on the repressive tactics of military regimes in South America and on American awareness of their actions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/world/americas/argentina-dictatorship-cia-documents.html

https://archive.is/uIsv2

Iraqi militias reject U.S. naming of Iran's Guards as terrorist group

A group of Iraq’s Shi’ite militia groups said on Saturday that they strongly rejected the designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) as a terrorist organization by the United States.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq/iraqi-militias-reject-u-s-naming-of-irans-guards-as-terrorist-group-idUSKCN1RP0JU

Polish teachers strike confronts social disaster wrought by capitalist restoration

The strike by hundreds of thousands of Polish teachers shut down 75 percent of the country’s schools and kindergartens on Tuesday, according to teacher unions.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/10/pola-a10.html

Ukraine ambassador’s car rammed in London; Police fire shots

British police fired shots Saturday at a car outside the Ukrainian Embassy in London after it rammed other cars parked in front of the embassy.London’s Metropolitan Police said firearms and stun guns were used to stop and detain a suspect who drove a vehicle at a police car when police arrived on the scene.

https://www.apnews.com/c745936705bf410daa26e3549fb04dbb

Venezuelan former spy chief arrested in Spain and faces US extradition

Hugo Chavez’s former spy chief will appear in a Madrid court on Saturday to face an extradition hearing requested by the United States.Hugo Carvajal, 59, was arrested by Spanish police at 3:30pm local time on Friday, on the request of US authorities, who have been trying to detain him on drug trafficking charges for many years.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/13/venezuelan-former-spy-chief-arrested-spain-faces-us-extradition/

Italy says military intervention 'cannot be a solution' in Libya

Italy’s prime minister has said any foreign military intervention in Libya would not resolve the latest conflict in its former colony, warning that it might trigger a refugee exodus across the Mediterranean.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-italy/italy-says-military-intervention-cannot-be-a-solution-in-libya-idUSKCN1RP07N

3 people injured in Israeli rocket attack on Syria's Hama province – reports

Syria has shot down several missiles launched by Israel and targeting the city of Masyaf in northwestern Syria, Syrian state media reported. Three people have been wounded and several buildings destroyed in the attack.

https://www.rt.com/news/456385-syria-israel-airstrike-repelled/

UN Defends Colombian Peace Treaty, FARC Against Duque

The U.N. is pushing for the law to be implemented “as soon as possible” before alterations can be made.The United Nations (UN) is urging the Duque Administration to refrain from altering its peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the international organization said Friday.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/UN-Defends-Colombian-Peace-Treaty-FARC-Against-Duque-20190412-0023.html

New Palestinian government sworn in amid factional tensions

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday swore in a new government headed by a loyalist from his dominant Fatah party, a move rejected by his Islamist rival Hamas as a blow to unity efforts.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-politics/new-palestinian-government-sworn-in-amid-factional-tensions-idUSKCN1RP0KM

US Marines turned a warship into an F-35 'Lightning carrier' in a test to boost US power

The US Navy sent the USS Wasp into the South China Sea earlier this month loaded with an unusually heavy configuration of Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters.Jerry Hendrix, a retired Navy captain and naval-affairs expert, told Business Insider, explaining that the Navy and the Marines are experimenting with the "Lightning Carrier" concept.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/marines-test-lightning-carrier-concept-in-the-south-china-sea-2019-4

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News 4/16

EU passes law on protecting whistleblowers (and facilitators) … days after Assange’s arrest

Following the arrest in London of Julian Assange, the co-founder of whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, MEPs overwhelmingly voted for a law on protecting whistleblowers.

https://www.rt.com/news/456731-eu-whisleblowers-directive-assange/

Trump Is Making Yet Another Move to Apply Pressure On Cuba

President Donald Trump is poised to allow lawsuits against foreign firms that have profited from former U.S. firms that Cuba seized after the 1959 revolution.The move marks a change in more than two decades of U.S. policy on Cuba.

time.com/5571779/trump-lawsuits-property-cuba/

https://archive.is/SHdEH

Erdogan's AK Party calls for rerun of Istanbul elections

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party formally requested on Tuesday an annulment and rerun of Istanbul’s municipal elections over what it said were irregularities, prompting the main opposition to accuse it of damaging democracy.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-election/erdogans-ak-party-calls-for-rerun-of-istanbul-elections-idUSKCN1RS19L

Colombia: FARC Party Denounces 128 Killings of Ex-militants

Since the Colombian Peace Accord was signed in 2016, 128 ex-militants and their relatives have been reported killed by violent means, according to officials.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-FARC-Party-Denounces-128-Killings-of-Ex-militants-20190416-0009.html

Ecuador arrests Swedish associate of Assange amid threat of crackdown

In the wake of Ecuador’s surrender of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to a British police snatch squad invited into its London embassy last Thursday to drag him into a waiting van, Ecuadorian authorities have jailed a Swedish software developer for an alleged plot to “destabilize” the regime of President Lenin Moreno.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/16/ecua-a16.html

Red Cross Releases Name Of Nurse Taken Hostage; New Zealand Fears For Her Safety

For more than five years, New Zealand kept secret the name of a nurse considered a hostage of the Islamic State.Now Louisa Akavi's name is public.The International Committee of the Red Cross hopes that releasing her name will lead to her rescue. But New Zealand's government sees it as a threat to her safety, Foreign Minister Winston Peters made clear on Tuesday.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/16/713793549/red-cross-releases-name-of-nurse-taken-hostage-new-zealand-fears-for-her-safety

Indonesians choose president, parliament in world's biggest one-day vote

Indonesians vote in the world’s biggest single-day election on Wednesday, with polling stations opening first in the east of the sprawling equatorial archipelago after a six-month campaign to choose a new president and parliament.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-election/indonesians-choose-president-parliament-in-worlds-biggest-one-day-vote-idUSKCN1RS1WH

Brazil: Bolsonaro Ends Lula's Pro-Workers Minimun Wage Policy

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro proposed to suppress former President Luis Inacio Lula Da Silva's redistributive policy whereby minimum wages should have annual increases above inflation.The decision was taken at the draft Budgetary Guidelines Law (LDO) presented on Monday.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Bolsonaro-Ends-Lulas-Pro-Workers-Minimun-Wage-Policy-20190416-0008.html

Stalin, Lenin, Gorbachev: 'Soviet leaders' surface in far-flung parts of modern world politics

Coincidences and weird naming conventions have brought about the resurrection of some of the most famous Soviet leaders – and they've strayed pretty far from their motherland. Here are some of the politicians active today in the world, who bear their legacy-laden names.

https://www.rt.com/news/456745-stalin-lenin-gorbachev-modern-politics/

Mike Pompeo lambasts journalist for asking if Trump’s sanctions on Venezuela may impact humanitarian crisis

Mike Pompeo attacked a journalist for his supposed “incredible lack of understanding” about the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela during his trip through South America last week. The US secretary of state lambasted the Washington Post’s John Hudson for asking the foreign minister of Peru about the potential implications surrounding severe sanctions against Nicolas Maduro’s government in Venezuela.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-venezuela-sanctions-mike-pompeo-journalist-peru-john-hudson-a8871731.html

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Black people and liberal politics

Does it strike you as odd that places where there aren’t many black people (northeastern and west coast United States) tend to have higher estimations of black people? And to include racial justice in their political platforms despite it being a nonissue in order to distract from class issues? Really makes you think.

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Petite Bourgisuie Tube ?!?!?!?!

why are they ALL CLASS TRADERS ?

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News 4/15

Finland election: voters may pick first leftist prime minister in two decades

Finland may usher in its first leftist prime minister in two decades in parliamentary elections on Sunday, as voters worry over the future of their welfare system amid the rising costs of caring for a rapidly ageing population.But if opinions polls are correct, the left-leaning Social Democrats’ ability to govern may be hampered by a surge in support for the Finns party.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/14/finland-election-social-democrats-lead-polls-finns-party

WATCH chaotic scenes as police battle protesters in Yellow Vest ‘capital’ Toulouse on ‘Act 22’

Footage shows riot police struggling to contain Yellow Vest protesters on the tear-gas-filled streets of Toulouse, France during clashes in which 43 people were arrested and more than a dozen were injured.

https://www.rt.com/news/456485-yellow-vests-toulouse-footage/

Cuban president calls for strengthened defenses, economy in response to Trump threats

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused the Trump administration on Saturday of dragging relations with the United States to their worst level in decades and called on Cubans to strengthen the Communist-run country’s defenses and economy.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cuba-usa/cuban-president-calls-for-strengthened-defenses-economy-in-response-to-trump-threats-idUSKCN1RP0PM

Extinction Rebellion: Shell HQ windows smashed as climate protest blocks London roads

Three men have been arrested after the London headquarters of major oil firm Shell was targeted by climate change protesters as Extinction Rebellion (XR) demonstrations were staged across the capital.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/15/extinction-rebellion-activists-threaten-bring-london-standstill/

Libya crisis: Egypt’s Sisi backs Haftar assault on Tripoli

Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan warlord bombarding Tripoli in an attempt to oust the country’s UN-recognised government, has won unequivocal support from the Egyptian leader, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, his closest political ally.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/14/libya-crisis-egypt-sisi-backs-haftar-assault-on-tripoli

Venezuela's Maduro orders militia expansion as Guaido tours blackout-ravaged state

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday ordered an expansion of civilian militia by nearly one million members as opposition leader Juan Guaido toured western Zulia state, which has been hard hit by electricity blackouts.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuelas-maduro-orders-militia-expansion-as-guaido-tours-blackout-ravaged-state-idUSKCN1RP0S9

Europe urged to reject US Middle East plan if it is unfair to Palestinians

High-ranking former European politicians have condemned the Trump administration’s one-sided Israel-Palestine policy and called in a letter for Europe to reject any US Middle East peace plan unless it is fair to Palestinians.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/15/europe-urged-to-reject-us-middle-east-plan-if-unfair-to-palestinians

New Zealand mosque shootings: Six in court on charges they sent attack images

Christchurch District Court Judge Stephen O’Driscoll denied bail to businessman Philip Arps and an 18-year-old suspect who both were taken into custody in March. The four others are not in custody.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/04/15/new-zealand-mosque-attacks-six-court-charges-over-images/3470478002/

https://archive.is/boFUH

Philippines’ Duterte warns China to back off disputed island

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned Beijing to back off from a disputed island in the South China Sea, warning of possible military action if China “touches” it amid rising tensions over the key waterway.

theindependent.sg/philippines-duterte-warns-china-to-back-off-disputed-island/

https://archive.is/E7lXx

Ecuador's president says Assange tried to use its embassy to spy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange repeatedly violated his asylum conditions and tried to use the Ecuadorian embassy in London as a center for spying, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno told Britain’s Guardian newspaper.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ecuador-assange-moreno/ecuadors-president-says-assange-tried-to-use-its-embassy-to-spy-idUSKCN1RR0J7

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Beourgis ideals of enivormentalism

So looking back I've noticed that kids media in the 80's and 90's did a horrible job explaining the causes of environmental denegation. The polluters in such media tend to do so because they are evil with a poor link between pollution and capitalism. That our consumeristic society drives the production of short lived products that quickly end up as garbage and profit motives encourages capitalists to cut corners in production and distribution. You also had this idyllic primitivism giving this false dichotomy of pre-industrial society or a polluted hell work.

Which leaves us with current kids media that seems to just ignore the problem all together, focusing more on encouraging kids to consume.

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Hurr nothing to do with alt-right

MOLYNEUX WAS TOURING NZ BUT CONCIDENCE

POL DID NUTTHIN

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2020 democraps

>democratic candidates for president supporting gun control similar to the UK

>voicing support for slave reparations

>running against an unpopular, orange dickhead

>Most likely one of them will win

Help

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Veganism is idpol. It's ethical consumption and liberal lifestylism. All vegans are liberals.

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Julian Assange expelled and arrested

What is the future of the 4th estate now? How should real journalism be performed in the 21st century?

Wikileaks originally had the idea of using a wiki to publish leaks. That didn't work out and eventually they were forced to centralize publishing, and with that develop figureheads and journalists with real identities and real world locations. They managed to publish some critical leaks over the years, but this has eventually proven to expose those people critically to attack by global forces of empire. What's next?

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Determinism is rooted in a metaphysics that says humans are not fundamentally

different from anything else in the universe. This metaphysics is one most of

share in common as ``children these days are nearly born empiricists'';

however, the implications of this metaphysics are rarely fully accepted.

Determinism is the view that like everything else human-beings' actions are

causally determined, that it's impossible for us to truly freely just as it's

impossible for us to make a machine that can violate causation. We are

fundamentally machines which accept a history, a biology, and a environment,

and return a action.

Many respond to this by redefining freedom. They say that freedom isn't the

ability to act freely but rather to not be effected by outside forces. What

makes outside forces so much less coercive than internal forces though? If I'm

mandated to do something one way or another why does it matter who or what

mandates it? Can moralities and politics of pure unjustified freedom exist

along with Determinism?

What are your thoughts?

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how do I get involved in politics?

I'm a student from the uk and I want to get involved in politics, not simply as a means to make money but to uncompromisingly fight for my views, especially on neglected topics that the news media isn't interested in covering. What kind of steps can I take to do this?

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Antifeminism containment thread

Stop shitting up other threads and make your arguments for or against antifeminism here you chucklefucks

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Our previews BO failed to log for fortnight and the board went up for claims so I jumped into it.

You don't need to worry I am a the most active vol and I promise the board will not change for the worse.

But I have to make clear that our future is not on 8ch and we must always look for a better place, at the moment I support leftist.site and I wish you all to give it a go too.

Now go on with you life and make quality posts.

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News 4/12

Libya warlord backed by west and its Arab allies declares war on UN-backed government

The warlord hailed by the west and Arab autocrats as a potential unifier of Libya has just declared war on the country’s UN-backed interim leader, issuing a warrant for his arrest on “terrorism” charges as well as hammering the country’s capital with airstrikes.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/libya-khalifa-haftar-fayez-serraj-arrest-warrant-terror-un-a8867371.html

North Korea's new nominal head of state guided Kim Jong Un from the beginning

Choe Ryong Hae was named President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of North Korea, state media reported on Friday, replacing Kim Yong Nam who had held the position since it was created in 1998.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-appointments-president/north-koreas-new-nominal-head-of-state-guided-kim-jong-un-from-the-beginning-idUSKCN1RO0OV

‘Major international victory’: Trump cheers ICC decision not to probe US atrocities

After the International Criminal Court (ICC) declined to investigate claims of US atrocities in Afghanistan, US President Donald Trump cheered the decision but said the ICC was “illegitimate” and US and allies beyond its reach.

https://www.rt.com/news/456363-victory-trump-icc-atrocities/

Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down

The head of Sudan's military council has stood down a day after leading a coup that toppled long-time leader Omar al-Bashir amid a wave of protests.Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf announced his decision on state TV. He named as his successor Lt Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47913338

Worldwide outrage over arrest of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange

Outrage is mounting after the arrest Thursday morning of journalist and WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange was dragged from the embassy by a mob of British police officers and thrown into a jail cell after his political asylum was illegally cancelled by Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/12/wiki-a12.html

Chileans Join Nationwide Protests Against Piñera’s Government

In 33 cities across the country, Chileans protested Piñera's neoliberal agenda and anti-popular policies.“No more abuses, no more layoffs, no more neoliberalism” was shouted by the thousands of Chileans who joined a nation-wide protest against President Sebastian Piñera’s right-wing government, organized by the Chilean communist Central Workers Union (CUT).

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Chileans-Join-Nationwide-Protests-Against-Pineras-Government-20190411-0038.html

Julian Assange: Sweden considers reviving rape inquiry

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange could face a renewed investigation into an allegation of rape in Sweden.Assange, 47, who had been granted asylum in Ecuador's London embassy for seven years, was arrested on Thursday.Swedish prosecutors said they were examining the case at the request of the alleged victim's lawyer.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47910820

Red Cross aid to Venezuela to triple as Maduro stance softens

The International Committee of the Red Cross is to triple aid to Venezuela, a day after the crisis-riven country’s leader approved the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/apr/12/red-cross-aid-to-venezuela-to-triple-as-nicolas-maduro-stance-softens

Taliban declare start of spring offensive amid talks with US

The Taliban announced Friday the start of their spring offensive despite talking peace with the United States and ahead of a significant gathering of Afghans meant to discuss resolutions to the protracted war and an eventual withdrawal of American troops from the country.

https://www.apnews.com/1700580b853b4dfb9a72185e2a011133

Analysis: Does Netanyahu's Win Maintain Status Quo Or Push Israel Further Right?

You have to go back 20 years for the last time the country elected a prime minister from the left.The 69-year-old Netanyahu won even though he has already been in office for 10 years straight, on top of serving an earlier term in the 1990s. And he won despite expectations that his own attorney general will indict him for alleged bribery and fraud.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/12/711987101/analysis-does-netanyahus-win-maintain-status-quo-or-push-israel-further-right

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What are /leftpol/s thoughts on the Satanic verses affair?

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Is a violent revolution necessary?

What’s wrong with gradualism? Should we just take Marx and Lenin’s word for it? I understand the argument that any sort of liberal ideas are co-opted by capitalism and incorporated into the master class’s system, but do you not agree that there are strains in American liberalism that satisfy leftist leanings? For instance, the constitution right now ensures, with the help of organizations like the ACLU (pre-gun ban red fascism), the existence of certain individual liberties such as freedom of speech and right to due process among others.

If there were a violent revolution do you really think modern leftists, even the espoused Marxists, would retain these laws? They already want to destroy the electoral college, scrap the second amendment and appoint former cops (Kamala Harris) as your elected officials! I don’t think any revolution beyond a small d democratic revolution within the existing system will work. Bernie Sanders has the right idea working through the Democratic Party to change it fundamentally toward socialism. The progress has been rapid - in fact probably more rapid than any sort of organized extrajudicial revolution even could be. However, the question with him is whether he and his acolytes will conserve basic freedoms?

Right now conservatards have the upper hand when it comes to the insistence of individual liberty, but don’t think I believe this is always the case. I remember the smarmy Christian faggots from both Bush administrations who would like to pass obscenity laws if they could. Anyway, do you think the Democratic Party can be an appropriate vessel for political change? Why or why not?

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Vermin Supreme 2020

Looking at the Wikipedia page for the 2016 Libertarian Party Primary, the threshold for getting Vermin Supreme the nomination is pretty low. While some states will be tough, other states like Nebraska will probably only require 400 votes for Supreme to prevail. Vermin's decision to run as a Libertarian this year actually could potentially get him some traction. Furthermore, the Libertarian Party turning into a dispenser of anti-establishment satire would be pretty neat (Vermin is a left-wing anarchist outside of character).

https://dis[LEFTPOL HAS NO OFFICIAL DISCORD]/kmYuNw

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What do you think everyone's political ideology was in Morrowind? I know Daddy Dagoth was basically Morrowind's Hitler.

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News 3/11

Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador tears up asylum deal

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has spent the last seven years. That's after Ecuador's president Moreno withdrew asylum.

https://www.rt.com/news/456212-julian-assange-embassy-eviction/

Omar al-Bashir: Sudan military coup topples ruler after protests

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has been ousted and arrested by the military after nearly 30 years in power.Speaking on state TV, defence minister Awad Ibn Ouf said the army would oversee a two-year transitional period followed by elections.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47891470

U.S. Denies Entry To Leader Of Movement To Boycott Israel

The U.S. government has denied entry to Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the BDS movement, which urges boycott, divestment and sanctions to pressure Israel on security and settlement policies in the West Bank.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/11/712189791/u-s-denies-entry-to-leader-of-movement-to-boycott-israel

Polish senator defends ‘purging’ comment amid outrage

A Polish senator who caused outrage by saying Poland should be “purged” of those “not worthy of belonging to our national community” said Thursday he is sorry if his words were taken the wrong way and that it is nonsense to think he plans any purges.

https://apnews.com/e419404c2b4f4f30ac768d261990e1ed

Australian prime minister calls crisis election for May 18

With his faction-wracked government beset by deepening economic and political crises, Prime Minister Scott Morrison today set May 18 as the date for an Australian federal election.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/11/elec-a11.html

Controversy Around Uruguay Army Role in Dictatorship Continues

"We have 30 years of democracy and yet [army officers] continue to speak as if they were in a dictatorship," said Patiño.Uruguay’s new army commander-in-chief Claudio Feola said at his inauguration Monday that "he is not in a position" to affirm whether allegations of human rights violations during the civil-military dictatorship (1973-1985) are real.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Controversy-Around-Uruguay-Army-Role-in-Dictatorship-Continues-20190411-0016.html

‘A monopoly on information’: Russia closes grip on internet

Russian lawmakers approved Thursday a bill that would expand government control over the internet and whose opponents fear heralds a new era of widespread censorship.

https://www.apnews.com/262960a3495f4cdd97153be18444446c

Battle of Dignity 2 Begins: Statement by the PFLP in the Occupation Prisons

The organization of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine inside the prisons calls for a general mobilization among its ranks, announcing the first to enter the hunger strike.

https://www.redspark.nu/en/political-prisoners/battle-of-dignity-2-begins-statement-by-the-pflp-in-the-occupation-prisons/

https://archive.is/xgmwZ

Islamic State recruit says many foreign fighters jailed or killed

A Tajik man who joined Islamic State said many foreigners who enlisted in its self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria were jailed or killed for trying to leave.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-islamic-state-tajikistan/islamic-state-recruit-says-many-foreign-fighters-jailed-or-killed-idUSKCN1RN0TU

Pursued for ‘exposing evidence of US atrocities’: Corbyn opposes extradition of Assange

Leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has publicly opposed UK’s possible extradition of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange to the US, saying he exposed evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan.

https://www.rt.com/uk/456286-corbyn-opposes-assange-extradition/

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Spanish Primetime

Isn't it about time that one of the big TV networks dedicate a primetime slot, like 8 or 9 o'clock, to a show that's exclusively in Spanish?

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Hello /leftpol/! Do you like animu? Do you like politics? If you do you should come to >>>/anpol/, the hybrid board everybody wants!

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With all the talk about the looming climate catastrophe these days, why is ecological direct action (so-called "ecoterrorism") not coming back into fashion? It was pretty based tbh

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Contrapoints is Anita Sarkeesian

Daily reminder that if you pay attention to trannies and entertain their political ideas by doing so, you are an irredeemable liberal.

>https://youtube.com/watch?v=m8y864OzVDA

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News 4/10

Canada's golden boy Trudeau sinks in polls as scandal takes toll

six months ahead of an October election, polls suggest the 47-year-old politician with the broad smile and a penchant for colorful socks could become the first prime minister to lose power after a single majority mandate since the 1930s.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-politics/canadas-golden-boy-trudeau-sinks-in-polls-as-scandal-takes-toll-idUSKCN1RL269

Thousands flee Tripoli homes as battle rages on outskirts

Eastern forces and troops loyal to the Tripoli government battled on the outskirts of Libya’s capital on Wednesday as thousands of residents fled the fighting.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security/thousands-flee-tripoli-homes-as-battle-rages-on-outskirts-idUSKCN1RM0YI

Israel Election: Netanyahu Appears Headed For Win In Close Race

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be on his way to a fourth consecutive term, and his main challenger has conceded defeat.The election was neck and neck between his right-wing party and that of his top contender, centrist political newcomer Benny Gantz.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/10/711743395/israel-election-netanyahu-appears-headed-for-win-in-close-race

A US warship loaded with F-35 stealth fighters was apparently spotted near a disputed area in the South China Sea

The US appears to have sailed a warship armed with stealth fighters near a disputed reef in the South China Sea.Filipino fishermen spotted an "aircraft carrier" launching stealth fighters near the contested Scarborough Shoal, a tiny speck of land in the South China Sea, the local media outlet ABS-CBN reported on Tuesday.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/us-japanese-militaries-scrambling-to-find-technology-on-missing-f-35-2019-4

New Zealand Passes Law Banning Most Semi-Automatic Weapons

Less than one month after a gunman killed 50 people at a mosque in Christchurch, the New Zealand Parliament voted Wednesday to ban most semi-automatic and military-style weapons.The law makes it illegal to possess the prohibited weapons in New Zealand.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/10/711820023/new-zealand-passes-law-banning-most-semi-automatic-weapons

Brexit: May awaits EU Brexit extension decision

Theresa May is waiting to hear the decision of the other 27 EU leaders, who are discussing her request for a short delay to Brexit.Mrs May wants to postpone the UK's exit date beyond this Friday to 30 June - but EU leaders are expected to offer a longer delay, with conditions.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47885145

GitHub Has Become A Haven For China's Censored Internet Users

China's beleaguered tech workers have deluged GitHub in the past month with thousands of posts protesting "996" schedules — 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week — and demanding better working conditions.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/10/709490855/github-has-become-a-haven-for-chinas-censored-internet-users

Spanish police ‘recover Julian Assange surveillance footage’

WikiLeaks has said it has uncovered a surveillance operation against Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy and that images, documents and videos gathered have been offered for sale.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/apr/10/julian-assange-wikileaks-says-spies-at-work-in-ecuadorean-embassy

Airbnb says it will allow listings in West Bank settlements

Airbnb announced Tuesday that it will no longer block home rentals in Israeli settlements in the West Bank region.The company said in a statement that the reversal of previously announced policy comes after Airbnb settled lawsuits with hosts and guests who opposed it.

https://thehill.com/policy/international/438123-airbnb-says-it-will-allow-listings-in-west-bank-settlements

https://archive.is/WQGEV

New Zealand inquiry set to whitewash fascist murders in Christchurch

In fact, the Labour-led government and the state are desperately seeking to prevent any discussion of the political motivations for the slaughter. The chief censor last month banned Tarrant’s 74-page fascist “manifesto,” with severe penalties for holding or distributing copies.The Commission’s terms of reference ensure there will be no examination of the underlying political causes of the tragedy, including the promotion of anti-immigrant xenophobia by the entire political establishment and the broader elevation of far-right parties in Europe, Australia, the US and New Zealand.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/10/nzrc-a10.html

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>"ur not really a leftist, ur not involved with any left wing orgs!!!!!!!!!"

>america

>good left wing organizations

lol

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Is it possible to make an argument in favour of an ideology that doesn't already contain said ideology's underlying assumptions as an a-priori?

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I asked this over at /leftypol/ and didnt get anything.

Is Natalie Wynn, aka contrapoints a liberal. I seem to remember her saying some liberal shit out of character once.

Does anyone have evidence of her supporting liberalism/capitalism unironically or not in character in some discourse video?

Thanks in advance. It's for science.

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/pol/niggers BTFO

Japan don't like whitey.

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Environmentalism is idpol and fascism

Can we just fucking ban the retards who give a shit about the environment and caring for animals? Nature doesn’t matter, it’s the remnant of another age. Capitalism must reach its fullest potential before the revolution. Nature must not stand in its way, technology will fix any problems that arise. Wanting to return to an eco-utopia is reactionary fascism over an idealized past. We must follow the path of the Jews until the revolution is ripe and the planet devastated. No völkisch masturbation fantasies about “MUH NATURE”. This is a human world and animals and other assorted human subspecies are just along for the ride

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News 4/9

Mussolini's great-grandson standing as far-right EU candidate

The great-grandson of Benito Mussolini is running as a candidate in May's European elections - becoming the third descendant of the former Italian fascist dictator to enter politics.

https://news.sky.com/story/mussolinis-great-grandson-to-stand-in-european-elections-11688812

https://archive.is/8Br2A

PM Netanyahu and Gantz both declare victory as Israeli exit polls show tight results

Both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz claimed victory for their parties in tightly contested elections to the 21st Knesset.Preliminary exit polls by Israel’s Channel 12 put Gantz’ Blue and White party on track to take 37 seats, with Netanyahu’s Likud taking 33.

https://www.rt.com/news/456049-israel-election-exit-polls/

Putin outlines ambitious Arctic expansion program

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia’s foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure facilities and expand an icebreaker fleet.

https://www.apnews.com/d0c2eb39a3b44b40ac8ddb1749ebe143

Brexit: Donald Tusk suggests "flexible" delay of up to a year

European Council president Donald Tusk has suggested offering the UK a "flexible" extension to Brexit of up to a year, with the option of leaving earlier if a deal is ratified.He said there was "little reason to believe" a Brexit deal would be approved by the extension deadline UK PM Theresa May has requested - 30 June.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47874367

Netanyahu says he asked Trump to label Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terror group

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces a tough reelection amid corruption allegations, thanked President Trump for labeling Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a foreign terrorist organization and said he asked for the designation.

https://thehill.com/policy/international/437973-netanyahu-thanks-trump-for-naming-irans-revolutionary-guard-a-terrorist

https://archive.is/9MWoL

Hong Kong Court Convicts 9 'Umbrella Movement' Organizers Of Nuisance Charges

A Hong Kong district court has found nine activists guilty of public nuisance crimes for their roles in organizing massive pro-democracy rallies that took over city streets and became known as the "Umbrella Movement" in 2014.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/09/711350340/hong-kong-court-convicts-9-umbrella-movement-organizers-of-nuisance-charges

'Maoist' attack in India's Chhattisgarh kills BJP lawmaker

A legislator from India's governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been killed in an attack on his campaign convoy in Chhattisgarh state, police have told the BBCBheema Mandavi, 40, was the state MP for Dantewada, which has seen Maoist violence for decades..

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-47869871

Brazil's Bolsonaro says working with U.S. to sow 'dissent' in Venezuela army

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he is working with the U.S. government to sow dissent within the Venezuelan Army.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-brazil/brazils-bolsonaro-says-working-with-u-s-to-sow-dissent-in-venezuela-army-idUSKCN1RK2JC

10+ people, ‘mostly children,’ killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on Yemeni capital – reports

At least 11 people, including children, have been killed and over 30 injured in an airstrike on Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, media reports, citing local health officials. The blast affected a “metal workshop” and a nearby school.The incident occurred in the city’s eastern Sawan neighborhood on Sunday afternoon.

https://www.rt.com/news/455802-yemen-children-killed-airstrike/

Germany: State prosecutor persecutes artists group for criticising far-right AfD

The trigger for the investigation was a protest action by ZPS artists against Björn Höcke, the leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in the state of Thuringia. Höcke is on the extreme right wing of the party.Paragraph 129 of the German Criminal Code, on which the prosecution is based, is usually employed against violent terrorist or criminal groups. It permits investigators to use covert measures on a large scale.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/09/gera-a09.html

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Females and Communism

A woman cannot even understand the greater points of Marxist thought. They remain eternally a big child suitable only for caring for children, cooking and cleaning and concerning themselves fully and only with the now. The future and past never enter their simplistic minds. Capitalism and consumerism is the realm of femalekind. They simply cannot comprehend the complexities of historical materialism and the change from one organization of society to another. It’s just how the female’s brain works. Women will never get us to communism. Women were the biggest voters for the Nazis in Weimar. The Dictatorship of the proletariat must take their right to vote for the good of humanity and put them to work breeding a new generation of workers to construct socialism. Consider the means of reproduction seized and equitably distributed amongst mankind. The female is safe, in her element and protected by her male guardians in the construction of a future free from exploitation

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ITT: 'liberal pretending to be leftist' dead giveaways

>'oppression' rather than 'exploitation'

>'rich' and 'poor' rather than 'capital' and 'labour'

>putting importance on voting

>'we need a mix of socialism and capitalism'

>using 'democratic socialism' to refer to social democracy

>not seeing immigration in economic terms

>hostility to science and rationality

>never talking about the production process

>vague or non-materialist understanding of 'power'

>believing in abstractions literally; e.g. thinking groups literally do things to other groups

>'Marxist' not interested in economics (except taxation and market regulation)

>'Anarchist' not calling to abolish the state (except border control)

>disdain for (many) workers

Give me your best ones, bois.

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Hans Beimler

Long live comrade Hans Beimler, the was a great comrade who was part of the German Communist Party. He was in a concentration camp. and he fought against fascist troops in Spain. His book "Im Mörderlager Dachau." "Vier Wochen in den Handen der braunen Banditen." is a work magnificent elaborateby our comrade Hans. LONG LIFE HANS BEIMLER, LONG LIFE TO THE COMMUNIST PARTY, LONG LIFE FREEDOM PARY and LONG LIFE LENIN

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News 4/8

Euroskeptic, populist parties form alliance in Europe

Euroskeptic populist parties formed a new and expanded right-wing alliance on Monday that aims to become the strongest faction in the European Parliament and seeks to radically transform European Union policies on migration, security, family and environment.

https://www.apnews.com/b79ca1111d194d098574743717ef7b58

Iran floods: Fresh evacuations with more rain forecast

Flood-hit Iran is evacuating more towns and villages, with further rain expected on Saturday.Three weeks of heavy rainfall have left much of the country submerged and cost at least 70 lives.More downpours are forecast for the south-west, with 400,000 people at risk. Dangerously full dams are being opened to ease water build-up.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-47837692

Paris prosecutor opens fresh inquiries into Macron officials over ex-bodyguard scandal

French prosecutors have opened two new preliminary investigations into the case concerning Alexandre Benalla, the disgraced former security aide to President Emmanuel Macron.

https://www.rt.com/news/455909-french-prosecutors-presidential-officials-benalla/

Erdogan casts doubt on Istanbul vote, hints at possible re-run

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday t*rkey’s local elections were marred by “organized crime” at ballot boxes in Istanbul, raising the possibility of re-running a March 31 vote that handed a slim majority to the main opposition party.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-election-erdogan/erdogan-casts-doubt-on-istanbul-vote-hints-at-possible-re-run-idUSKCN1RK0OV

Right-wing Israeli politician’s foot fetish VIDEO shows up on Pornhub before parliamentary election

An right-wing politician running in Israel’s general election is reaching a whole new (and unexpected) audience after a video of him engaging in a bizarre foot-tickling interview appeared in Pornhub's gay category

https://www.rt.com/news/455876-israeli-politician-foottickle-pornhub/

South Korea's President Plans to Ask Trump to Ease Sanctions on Kim Jong Un

Moon Jae-in plans to ask the U.S. to ease sanctions on North Korea when he meets President Donald Trump at the White House this week, say unnamed South Korean officials cited by the Korean Times.

time.com/5565816/south-north-korea-trump-kim-moon-sanctions/

https://archive.is/YObaJ

Huge fines, criminal sanctions, and bans: Here's how tech firms could be punished for toxic content under new UK laws

The UK government unveiled on Monday a new policy paper outlining how it plans to take a tough stance on "harmful content" online.The paper's definition of harmful content is broad, ranging from terrorist content, to images of self-abuse, and child sexual exploitation.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/uk-government-outlines-punishments-for-tech-companies-in-white-paper-2019-4

After A Decade Of Netanyahu, Hopes Fade For A Palestinian State

When it came down to a final issue for Israeli voters to ponder before Tuesday's election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an extraordinary campaign pledge: If re-elected, he said on Saturday, he would annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/08/709989737/after-a-decade-of-netanyahu-hopes-fade-for-a-palestinian-state

Sudan: Army Fires Warning Shots at Police to Protect Protestors

Sudanese army protected anti-government protestors from tear-gas throwing police officers in Khartoum.Sudanese soldiers intervened to protect demonstrators on Monday after security forces tried to break up a sit-in of thousands of anti-government demonstrators outside the Defense Ministry in Khartoum, witnesses and activists said.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Sudan-Army-Fires-Warning-Shots-at-Police-to-Protect-Protestors-20190408-0022.html

US pulls forces from Libya as fighting approaches capital

The United States has temporarily withdrawn some of its forces from Libya due to "security conditions on the ground," a top military official said Sunday as a Libyan commander's forces advanced toward the capital of Tripoli and clashed with rival militias.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/08/us-pulls-forces-from-libya-as-fighting-approaches-capital.html

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deeb stern

Man, I used to think there was a way to reconcile my religious practice with being a fuck-you egoist but I'm having a tough time wrasslin with some of these concepts and I cannot come to any real answers anymore

Like, we often see the pics of stirn on lao tzu, dr bones tries to blend them &c but they're actually really opposed. The dao de ching promotes unselfishness, and that feels right when I read it, but Stirner says, no I'm going to be fucking selfish!

I think ultimately the big chasm for me personally is between Yoga philosophy and Egoism. No matter how far you go, the immortality that is promoted in the Vedas is based off of satyam(Truth) and rtam(Right), and Stirner just shits on it and says fuck it man are you retarded the only Right is in might and if you don't see that then you're only fooling yourself. I mean, from one angle it's like the Dwarf that Nataraj Shiva is dancing on just gets up and installs himself on the altar as the highest. On the other hand it just is the play of the ego to try to assert itself in place of the (higher functions of the frontal lobes). I think RAW bridges the gap the best, because he draws from Stirner but also Tim Leary who learned tantra from a real Indian baba.

tldr what is truth, right, reality

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What will be done under socialism to deal with anonymous internet trolls, online harassment of women and fact-free fake-news?

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>voted for the right-wing populists

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Three Day Weekend

I heard Andrew Yang promised to give every American worker more leisure in the form of a three weekend. I wonder if it’s possible? Can we meme it into existence?

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What happened to Bat'ko? A couple of months ago he was /ourguy/ and now everyone seems to hate him.

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Your honest thoughts on boffa theory?

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Is liberal centre left/socdem idpol the greatest challenge leftists face in the modern era? How do we defeat idpol and please don't say "by ignoring it" because we tried that and it didn't work.

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Are Social Democrats the real accelerationists?

SocDems are the real accelerationists. The goal of socdem policies is to raise the price of labor, to make sure that capitalists pay workers more, while maintaining capitalism. This makes it so that for Porky he has a higher incentive to automate jobs, because labor is expensive. However automation causes the rate of profit to fall and, thuss the end of capitalism.

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Golden Orb

Golden Orb Spider ("Nephila pilipes"), North-east Australia (tropical rainforest)

Full image is 1920x1080 .jpg [583 KB]

Viewing at full size you can see the tiny male on the back of the female.

He will use threads to tie up the female's pincers before proceeding with impregnation.

Afterwards the female will eat him.

The President of the United States of America is reputed to be the most powerful man in the world.

But he also has the most powerful institutions advising/lobbying/attacking him: CIA, FBI, Pentagon, Federal Reserve, MSM, Congress.

USA spends more on its military than the next biggest 20 countries spend collectively.

USA has many allies who are not really happy to be allies, but agree to it anyway because they are relatively weak and want to be protected by a strong friend.

USA regards any country who is not an ally as an enemy.

They do everything in their power to make life difficult for them: sanctions, currency manipulation, funding organised opposition, spying, surveilling internet communications, regime change, cyber-attacks, and military invasion.

Their leaders are constantly described as mad, cruel, dictators, state-terrorists and socialists or communists, regardless of the reality of the situation.

Although democratic and a republic, the USA behaves exactly like an Empire does. It considers its empire to be the whole world.

Both major political parties endorse these imperialistic ambitions, as do all its powerful institutions.

While the USA claims to champion "Freedom and Democracy", it has the largest prison population per capita of any country, and at the elections in 2016 only 55.7% of the electorate voted.

The Electoral College system meant that in 2016, Donald Trump won the Presidency despite only polling 46.1% of the votes, nearly 3 million votes fewer than his rival, Hillary Clinton.

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News 4/6

20+ arrested, leader fined: Yellow Vest protests open ‘Act 21’ in France (VIDEO)

More than a dozen people have been arrested as Yellow Vest protesters flood the streets of French cities, marking the 21st consecutive week of mass demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron and his government.

https://www.rt.com/news/455735-yellow-vests-act-21/

Philippines: 1 hostage escapes, another drowns and 3rd shot

An Indonesian hostage held by Muslim militants in the southern Philippines swam his way to freedom but another drowned, and a Malaysian was shot in the back while escaping, officials said Saturday.

https://www.apnews.com/b49b32dc4dd841abaf1be9be8765fca2

Trump administration set to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorist group, report says

The US is reportedly preparing to designate Iran‘s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organisation.It would be the first time Washington has formally labelled another country’s military a terrorist group.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iran-trump-revolutionary-guards-terror-group-state-department-a8857626.html

U.S. Sanctions Two Companies Over Venezuela-Cuba Oil Shipments

The U.S. sanctioned two foreign companies for allegedly delivering oil from Venezuela to Cuba, part of a continuing effort to step up pressure on the regime of President Nicolas Maduro.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-05/u-s-sanctions-two-companies-over-venezuela-cuba-oil-shipments

Slavko Curuvija murder: Serb spies jailed for killing journalist

Four former Serbian spies have been jailed for the murder of journalist Slavko Curuvija in 1999.A Belgrade court jailed two of the defendants for 30 years each, while two others received 20-year sentences.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47831346

Surrounding land left highly toxic after Grenfell Tower inferno

The preliminary findings of a study into the widespread presence of toxic substances in the area around the fire that destroyed Grenfell tower in London were published in the journal Chemosphere.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/06/toxi-a06.html

Libya crisis: Fighting flares on outskirts of Tripoli

Fresh fighting has flared near the Libyan capital, Tripoli, between pro-government forces and rebel fighters from the east of the country.Reports say clashes between Gen Khalifa Haftar's rebels and pro-government groups are taking place in three suburbs to the south of the city.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47840031

Berlin activists march to demand city seize housing from landlords

Thousands of Berlin residents took to the streets on Saturday to vent anger over surging rents and demand the expropriation of more than 200,000 apartments sold off to big private landlords, which they blame for changing the character of the city.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-housing/berlin-activists-march-to-demand-city-seize-housing-from-landlords-idUSKCN1RI0EG

Rohingya Settle In For The Long Haul, Even As Bangladesh Wants Refugees To Go Home

Along the edge of the largest camp sheltering Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, hundreds of men and women with shovels and wicker baskets are turning a barren hill into a parking lot-sized plateau. The newly leveled land will eventually hold new stronger shelters for refugees from overcrowded parts of the camps.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/05/709894267/rohingya-settle-in-for-the-long-haul-even-as-bangladesh-wants-refugees-to-go-hom

How climate change is forcing vulnerable children into sex trafficking

The lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the colossal impact of devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, according to a report by the United Nations children’s agency released Friday.

https://nypost.com/2019/04/05/how-climate-change-is-forcing-vulnerable-children-into-sex-trafficking/

https://archive.is/qPfxM

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Semi-Anarchy Server

A few of us are starting an anarchy vanilla server. The only rule is meant to preserve the vanilla part: no cheating. The server is offline on version 1.13.2 so cracked clients are allowed. Trots be warned, you will be pickaxed.

ppshmc.game.nfoservers.com:25565

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I really didn't want to bring this up but–

How do you respond?

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MarxWatch.org

https://www.marxwatch.org/report.html

There is a webpage called "MarxWatch" which has a formular for reporting marxist activity.

We definitely should not spam them.

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A proposal

While the two-party system still reigns and the status quo remains, i propose that all of us who wish for radical change swear to ourselves that we will not fight each-other until the current political conditions are demolished.

Communists, Nazis, AnCaps, we should try to abolish the current state of things before we destroy each-other. If the current state of things is abolished, war will be easier to wage among ourselves, freeing us from our own inaction!

Of course, such a promise won't mean anything, but i'm simply sick of the status quo, i think we all are. If you hate neoliberals and neoconservatives, i want you to promise to yourself right now that you will not harm other radical elements of society until the current social conditions allow for war again. After that, may the best ideology win.

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News 4/4

UK elite Parachute Regiment use Corbyn poster for target practice

Footage of soldiers in the elite Parachute Regiment firing rounds into a poster of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is a grave warning of the climate of political violence being fomented by Britain’s ruling elite.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/04/corb-a04.html

Libya crisis: General Haftar tells forces to take capital

The leader of forces in eastern Libya has ordered them to march on the capital Tripoli, the base of the internationally recognised government.Khalifa Haftar's order to the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) came as UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres was visiting Tripoli.Mr Guterres, the US and European nations have all urged de-escalation.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47819952

Suspect in New Zealand's deadliest mass shooting to be charged with 50 counts of murder

The man accused of committing the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand's history will be charged with 50 counts of murder.New Zealand police announced the new charges against Australian-born Brenton Tarrant, 28, on Thursday afternoon local time.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/christchurch-new-zealand-shooter-charged-fifty-counts-murder-2019-4

Brazil Education Minister Wants Revised School Textbooks Denying 1964 Coup

Brazil’s education Minister Ricardo Velez said Wednesday that school textbooks will be revised to deny the 1964 coup.According to Velez, Brazil will teach the children “a wider version of history.” Velez said that the 1964 military ousting of the democratically elected President Joao Goulart was not a coup and the following 21 years of military rule was "a democratic regime by force.”

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Education-Minister-Wants-Revised-School-Textbooks-Denying-1964-Coup-20190404-0009.html

Australia To Criminalize Failure To Remove Violent Content From Internet Platforms

Australia's parliament has passed new legislation to criminalize Internet platforms for failing to remove violent videos and audio, after an Australian gunman livestreamed himself shooting worshippers in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/04/709751602/australia-criminalizes-failure-to-remove-violent-content-from-internet-platforms

Trudeau fails to halt scandal as twin expulsions damage PM's feminist image

Justin Trudeau is facing fresh criticism for expelling two former ministers from his party, dashing any hopes that a scandal which has dogged his government for nearly two months will disappear any time soon.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/03/justin-trudeau-canada-liberal-mps-scandal-snc

NATO chief says Brazil, other Latin American countries could become 'partners'

NATO can look at the possibility of other Latin American states joining Colombia in becoming alliance partners, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday, while appearing to rule out U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Brazil could one day become a full member of the North Atlantic security body.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nato-brazil-latam-interview/nato-chief-says-brazil-other-latin-american-countries-could-become-partners-idUSKCN1RF2TT

Labour chair offered to quit shadow cabinet over new Brexit referendum

Labour chairman Ian Lavery offered to resign from the shadow cabinet after twice defying party orders to vote in favour of a new Brexit referendum.Labour ordered its MPs to vote in favour of a "confirmatory referendum" on a Brexit deal, but Mr Lavery abstained.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47814353

Philippines' Duterte tells China to 'lay off' island in disputed waters

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told China on Thursday to “lay off” an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea and said he would deploy his soldiers there if Beijing touches it.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-philippines/philippines-says-chinese-vessels-in-disputed-waters-illegal-idUSKCN1RG0LC

Google satellite shows first Saudi nuclear reactor only one year from completion, expert says

Saudi Arabia is about a year away from completing the building of its first nuclear reactor, according to Google satellite images identified by a nuclear expert who said Thursday the construction so far appears to be very small in size and intended for research and training purposes.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/google-satellite-saudi-arabia-nuclear-reactor-expert-a8855161.html

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How do I deradicalize?

I've been wanting to deradicalize a bit from the far right and spend some time on the other side of the creek, but then I come over here and you faggots post like once every 3 hours. Christ on a bike this shit is slow.

Anyway, caught myself saying nigger out loud spontaneously in a crowded place (I was at fucking MEPS of all places). Don't think anyone noticed but it made me realize I need to cool off before I potentially ruin my life and career from my /pol/ speaking habits. Though there are aspects of civic and ethnonationalism that I can't really shake and that I haven't found really addressed in the limited leftist youtubers I've been exposed to in my efforts to balance out.

The main thing is European culture, identifying with that history and heritage, and the desire to preserve it, at least the good parts. Capitalism is dogshit in soooooo many fucking ways, but there are huge portions of western culture that I think are good and not invulnerable to change or regression. In their attempts to debunk replacement migration in western countries, the two tubers I've seen (shaun and three arrows) largely just shrug off any sense of western culture or identity, as if it's not at risk at all and never could be ever. And yet such people are perfectly capable of seeing how it is endangered through some sort of fascist uprising by far right people, but a country's population becoming predominantly another ethnicity or cultural background they just don't even seem to consider that that could be the same kind of threat. The whole notion of national identity, or really any identity past the individual, seems to be almost comical to the left. Shaun shows a picture of a group of muslim girls waving the german flag and is just like, "a bunch of children waving the german flag, don't see what's so scary" or something. BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT FUCKING GERMAN. Connection to and reverence for a culture and country goes deeper than waving a fucking flag or speaking the language. This kind of ignorance and seeming contempt for people identifying with their culture, nation, or ethnicity is one of the major obstacles for me in coming back towards the left in any way.

How should I work around this or move forward? My identity with my culture and ancestry is not something I can shrug off. It's like that old zen saying, "glimpsed once and forever." I can't fucking unsee it. And yet it just creates huge pain and anxiety for me because, NO SHIT, things change, and are changing, and that can not be stopped.

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Cursed alt right images thread

Post cursed memes and images that were created by alt righters.

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>"Name one Socialist country that works right now"

>"Rojava"

>"Rojava will collapse when the Middle East stabilizes."

How do you respond to this?

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Reparations for the Black and Native American communities

As a black man, I know that socialism should be able to solve all the problems that keep our races divided but we until that time comes this question always seems to keep coming up.

I actually don't think a blank check would solve the problem for all disparity because the system that fucked us would literally receive the money back 90% of the time. It is all pointless unless we received resources, or means of production or property.

I think because of capitalism, the majority of Black Americans are lead to think as long as black celebrities or black billionaires are getting richer, they benefit from it too. Which is never the case. Reparations is a difficult thing to ask for because I feel the government wouldn't allow the receivers of this to do whatever they please with those funds due to how large scale reparations would be.

These are just my beginning thoughts. Feel free to discuss and I'll chime in from time to time.

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Fuck fag idpol

I'm so fucking sick of pro-LGBT fags who call themselves Marxist-Leninist

Prioritizing fag/tranny rights over worker liberation is wrong. They're already equal with straights ffs. And even if they're not, all inequality stems from economic inequality. Thus, one should fight the cause and not the consequence. Otherwise it's a useless "fight" that doesn't pose a threat to the current production relations and does nothing

The bourgeoisie is our enemy, not straights or fags. Blaming the faults of capitalism on either one is dividing the proletariat

The pro-LGBT-movement Twitter tankies are opportunists and chaunivists that are not even hiding it. Fuck them

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So whose idea was to achieve communism by doing the total opposite of its goals?

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In 1934,, Himmler set stringent requirements for recruits. They were to be German nationals who could prove their Aryan ancestry back to 1800, unmarried, and without a criminal record.[20] A four-year commitment was required for the SS-VT and LSSAH. Recruits had to be between the ages of 17 and 23, at least 1.74 metres (5 ft 9 in) tall (1.78 metres (5 ft 10 in) for the LSSAH). Concentration camp guards had to make a one-year commitment, be between the ages of 16 and 23, and at least 1.72 metres (5 ft 8 in) tall. All recruits were required to have 20/20 eyesight, no dental fillings, and to provide a medical

certificate.[21] By 1938, the height restrictions were relaxed, up to six dental fillings were permitted, and eyeglasses for astigmatism and mild vision correction were allowed. Once the war commenced, the physical requirements were no longer strictly enforced, and essentially any recruit who could pass a basic medical exam was considered for service.[22] Members of the SS could be of any religion except Judaism (Jewish), but atheists were not allowed according to Himmler in 1937.[23]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waffen-SS

​In other words, you could have literally been a balding manlet currycel or kebabcel living in Germany in 1938 and you would have qualified to be part of the elite SS "master race".

Check out Savitri Devi. A white Nazi woman that married a balding currycel.

For modern foids? Nah. To the concentration camps with you!

JFL that modern women have stricter standards than the Nazis did.