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News Anon 3.0 03/25/2021 (Thu) 18:08:32 No. 1330857 [Reply]
North Korea fires 2 missiles into Sea of Japan in SECOND launch this week – reports Two suspected ballistic missiles were launched from North Korea and into the Sea of Japan (also called the East Sea), Tokyo's Defense Ministry has reported. It comes after Pyongyang fired two short-range missiles over the weekend. https://on.rt.com/b4j9 Red-tagged UP alumni oppose return of generals linked to error-ridden 'rebel list' University of the Philippines alumni who were included in a military list in January of supposed rebels troops had killed or captured are up in arms over plans to reinstate two generals linked to the gaffe. The six UP alumni tagged in the list said they were outraged at the development. "We beg to disagree. No basis has been shown justifying the mercy of second chances," they said in a statement. https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/03/25/2086955/red-tagged-alumni-oppose-return-generals-linked-error-ridden-rebel-list https://archive.is/xuIBc ECHR rules to compensate over EUR 19,000 to ex-MP from Communist Party Oleksandrovska – attorney "The European Court of Human Rights declared that the detention of Alla Oleksandrivna [...] (violation of clause 1(c) of Article 5) was unlawful and unjustified. It also recognized the arrest for four months as excessively long (violation of clause 3 of Article 5 of the Convention), and the detention in a metal cage as degrading treatment (violation of Article 3 of the Convention)," Shadrin told Interfax-Ukraine. https://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/732896.html https://archive.is/swXdK Calling for better wages and end to discrimination against non-regular workers, postal workers go on strike The Postal Industry Workers’ Union (PIWU) on March 19 went on strike at 15 offices across Japan in protest against Japan Post’s refusal to accept the union’s demand in this year’s “shunto” spring wage offensive for an increase in base wages and an end to discriminatory treatment of non-regular workers. https://www.japan-press.co.jp/modules/news/index.php?id=13488

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Bernie Sanders introduces bills to hike taxes on corporations and the wealthiest Americans Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday proposed two new bills to hike taxes on corporations and the wealthiest Americans. One plan would raise the corporate tax rate back to 35%, while the other would set a progressive estate tax. Republicans are unlikely to support tax increases in the Senate as Democrats try to raise money to fund a massive infrastructure and economic recovery package. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/25/bernie-sanders-introduces-bills-to-hike-corporate-taxes-estate-tax.html In 2020 the ultra-rich got richer. Now they're bracing for the backlash The plans being discussed by the ultra-rich range from philanthropy, to shifting money and businesses into trust funds, and relocating to other countries or states with favourable tax regimes, according to Reuters interviews with seven millionaires and billionaires and more than 20 advisers to the wealthy. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-wealth-billionaires-outlook-insight-idUSKBN2BH0J7 Haiti deportations soar as Biden administration deploys Trump-era health order The Biden administration has so far deported more Haitians in a few weeks than the Trump administration did in a whole year, with the use of a highly controversial Trump-era public health order denying asylum seekers basic legal rights, according to a new report. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/25/haiti-deportations-soar-as-biden-administration-deploys-trump-era-health-order Photojournalist calls on Biden admin to lift ‘media border ban’, says he was removed by law enforcement for photographing migrants Moore revealed that local law enforcement agents removed him from the area and prevented further pictures from being taken. According to Moore, the officers said they were doing so at the request of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). https://on.rt.com/b4lv Biden Administration Urges Supreme Court To Let Cops Enter Homes And Seize Guns Without A Warrant

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>>1330857 >Plastics, other chemical pollutants are shrining penis sizes and reducing fertility, imperiling human race, scientist claims I want to see studies about all potential causes for falling fertility, because fertility in women is dropping too. We don't want all the attention directed at plastic because we could miss a much bigger problem. I want to see for example if fertility correlates with the rate of surplus extraction in capitalism.
Bill Gates will sterilize everybody and plastic will be blamed.

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'Law' in communist society Anonymous 02/15/2021 (Mon) 23:31:27 No. 1322490 [Reply]
I think many people overestimate how dangerous, unruly or disruptive people would be in communist society (of the upper stage). However, there will, I imagine, be some who still participate in disruptive or harmful behaviour. The most extreme examples we can probably think of are murder and rape, but this can also include something like drug addiction. Obviously economic factors encourage and worsen these issues, but the question is, what is to be done with those who keep at it, so to speak? How should a communist society realistically deal with these problems in a way that doesn't impede on free association? Would there still be codified rules that could be enforced, and if so, how are those functionally different from state laws? If these 'laws' were to exist, would they be democratically decided on? This is something I'm genuinely quite curious about as I have a hard time finding answers. As such I also want to ask some of you if there are any texts (preferably from Marxists) that you could refer me to that discuss or explain some of these issues. Thanks fellas. P.S. Bordiga in pic looks like one of those German 3d emoji things. Freaky stuff!
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>>1322490 >>1323193 >>1323439 You people are idiots. All of this stuff was covered in the State and Revolution, which you obviously haven't read
>>1330141 we're interest in a communist society not a state capitalist
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>>1330143 Just shut the fuck up and admit you're a liberal already
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>>1330672 >state cappie >pretending not to be a lib

the vtuber menace Anonymous 02/11/2021 (Thu) 15:34:04 No. 1320658 [Reply] [Last]
Am i the only one who think this shit is dystopian as fuck?i was trying for like 2 weeks now to ignore these stuff but its like the only stuff retards from all social medias care about,its all tiresome really.when and how did this become relevant.
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>>1320876 I took the Delutaya pill. I'm waiting for her next album to pop out.
>>1324465 Wait, tell me how?
>>1328657 wait, the process goes koikatsu > blender > unity > vrm and doesn't carry all the assets over. That's a pretty janky setup. I think I'll try changing a mmd model into vrm. Would that keep the model assets?
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>>1320658 I still barely understand the appeal of gacha girl vlogging but apparently there is a severe shortage of fresh moeshit and quality coomerbait fan service in anime, so vtubers fill the gap. From the perspective of the 24/7/365 entertainment cycle where you won’t watch anything that isn’t pinging you with a notification of its novelty live streamed animation makes some sense.
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>>1320661 Hmmmm

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Anonymous 03/12/2021 (Fri) 08:39:41 No. 1328637 [Reply] [Last]
What does /pol/etariat think of the vaccines? Right now on 4chins theres miles worth of mongrels spouting nonsense about the vaccines being a ploy to kill off the weak minded and leave all of the survivors who were smart enough to not take it to inhabit the earth. I'm just curious, does anyone here think the vaccine will cause any harm?
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>>1330279 >the vaccine is barely out right now there's no way to tell how rare or not the side effects are You could say the same thing about Coronachan herself, but a tremendous amount of scientific resources have been piled on both questions. Still, I'll agree that getting the vaccine right now isn't terribly vital in most countries, since vaccine production capacity is still far too small to create herd immunity and "flatten the curve". It probably won't be until like, 6 months from now that there's enough production capacity to actually make a dent in the pandemic for most countries.
>>1330282 >You could say the same thing about Coronachan herself, but a tremendous amount of scientific resources have been piled on both questions. difference is there have been a lot more cases of corona virus over a longer time frame I'm not getting vaxed
>>1330212 >the side effects of the vaccine look worse then having corona virus itself Bet all of those side effects occurs at several orders of magnitude less frequently than covids rather worse 2% risk of a rapid and painful death. Let's just restate that: a quite frequent side effect of covid is death. I don't see "death" on the vaccine side effect list.
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>>1330270 >absolutely nothing about vaccines >Pointing out that covid vaccine manufacturers have a history of malpractice has nothing to do with vaccines Wew lad >then treat other random over-the-counter drugs (that have far weaker standards, and consequently far greater chance of actual problems) so much less paranoically? I never said anything about other drugs, let's focus on what I did post now. Why exactly is it schizo to be wary of taking a vaccine from a company who not even a year ago had to pay a settlement for selling baby powder with asbestos in it? Or one from a company who illegally exploited children in a developing country? I've gotten every other vaccine in my lifetime, but covid seems to be blown out of proportion and I could see massive corporations, especially ones as unethical as J&J and Pfizer, taking advantage of the situation and not really taking any precautions. I never said they would, but they certainly have a history of malpractice.
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>>1330309 >Bet all of those side effects occurs at several orders of magnitude less frequently than covids and i'm just suppose to trust you on that one? >rather worse 2% risk of a rapid and painful death I'm not elderly so I don't have a 2% chance of dealth maybe a 0.2 chance >Let's just restate that: a quite frequent side effect of covid is death actually no. death is extremely rare effect of covid

News 3/24/21 News Anon 3.0 03/24/2021 (Wed) 17:40:41 No. 1330494 [Reply]
Lula judge was biased, Brazil supreme court rules, paving way to challenge Bolsonaro Brazil’s supreme court has ruled that the former judge Sergio Moro was biased in the way he oversaw former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s corruption trial, providing vindication for the leftist leader who has long claimed political persecution. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/24/lula-judge-was-biased-brazil-supreme-court-rules-paving-way-to-challenge-bolsonaro Bengal Elections: Left Candidates in Key Seats Claim ‘Rave Response’ from People Jadavpur, which was won by Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] Central Committee member Dr Sujan Chakraborty in the last Assembly elections, had even maintained a winning lead during last Lok Sabha polls, which witnessed rise in support of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). https://www.newsclick.in/Bengal-Elections-Left-Candidates-Key-Seats-Claim-Rave-Response-People Israel elections: Latest results show Netanyahu without clear path to power The Religious Zionist Party, an alliance of parties which includes Kahanists, the Noam Party and the national-religious National Union-Tkuma, has exceeded expectations in Israel's fourth election in two years. With nearly 90 percent of votes counted the Religious Zionist Party had six seats, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party had taken 30 seats in the 120-member Knesset. https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-election-netanyahu-likud-lead-exit-polls-show Giant ship blocking Suez canal partially refloated The 220,000-ton, 400-metre-long Ever Given – a so-called megaship – became stuck near the southern end of the canal on Tuesday. The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said it had lost the ability to steer amid high winds and a dust storm. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/24/huge-container-ship-blocks-suez-canal-evergreen PDVSA's Bonaire oil terminal declares bankruptcy, citing U.S. sanctions on Venezuela

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Democrat adds pressure on Biden to review Venezuela sanction A U.S. senator urged the Biden administration Tuesday to lift a ban on diesel fuel swaps with Venezuela, adding to pressure from some Democrats and aid workers who argue sanctions are worsening the South American country’s dire humanitarian crisis. https://apnews.com/article/miami-south-america-coronavirus-pandemic-latin-america-chris-murphy-57f6fd33d435beca9f697688afc98771 DHS looking at tracking travel of domestic extremists The Department of Homeland Security is considering monitoring the travel of domestic extremists and expanding its use of the No Fly List, law enforcement sources told POLITICO. A second law enforcement official told POLITICO that conversations about monitoring domestic extremists’ travel have involved multiple federal agencies at the interagency level, including the FBI. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/23/homeland-security-domestic-extremists-477658 https://archive.is/JvG0L Amazon Delivery Drivers Forced to Sign ‘Biometric Consent’ Form or Lose Job Amazon delivery drivers nationwide have to sign a "biometric consent" form this week that grants the tech behemoth permission to use AI-powered cameras to access drivers' location, movement, and biometric data. https://www.vice.com/en/article/dy8n3j/amazon-delivery-drivers-forced-to-sign-biometric-consent-form-or-lose-job https://archive.is/7D3qe Amazon Faces Growing Worker Pressure in Shadow of Alabama Union Vote So far those actions stop short of a formal unionization push, but they involve hundreds of employees and show how work conditions at Amazon warehouses are increasingly in the spotlight. President Biden and other high-profile figures have weighed in on the Bessemer, Ala., vote among warehouse employees. Thousands of votes have already been submitted in the mail-in election, which concludes March 29. https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-faces-growing-worker-pressure-in-shadow-of-alabama-union-vote-11616578202

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Did CNN Air a Staged Migrant Crossing of the Rio Grande? The scene starts out serenely, as CNN national correspondent Ed Lavandera and crew motor by boat down the Rio Grande near the city of Hidalgo, Texas, as the sun sets. But soon, the idyllic setting gives way. “That’s when we stumble across a group of migrants loading into a raft,” Lavandera says in the clip. He’s heard speaking with the migrants in Spanish to ease the tension. In the video, shot on March 11 and aired the next day, a group of migrants, including children, board a tiny raft and are led across by a man in a black ski mask and camouflage clothing. The migrants wear clean-looking surgical masks and life vests. “The Rio Grande Valley has been ground zero for the latest surge in migration and here you see the operation unfolding right in front of us,” said Lavandera. “After the first raft crosses, the magnitude of this moment reveals itself. Dozens of migrants emerge and walk down to the river’s edge. You can see that this is a serious operation.” He narrates what he describes as a “highly organized system,” with the raft taking at least six trips across the river. “Scenes like this are escalating in the Rio Grande Valley,” Lavandera says. https://prospect.org/justice/did-cnn-air-staged-migrant-crossing-of-the-rio-grande/ How Kyrsten Sinema Went from Lefty Activist to Proud Neoliberal Democrat The halls of Congress are filled with individuals who at some point abandoned almost everything they once believed in. More often than not, it’s a cushy, post-political corporate job or lobbying position that might have led them to give up on whatever led them to enter politics in the first place. Rarer is the person who’s done it out of pure, unbridled political ambition. Such appears to be the case with Kyrsten Sinema, the Democratic senator from Arizona who recently went viral after cheerfully voting against a $15 minimum wage hike that would have helped reduce poverty for millions of children and working parents. Unlike fellow congressional spike strip Joe Manchin, Sinema doesn’t have a conflict of interest that might explain her vote; according to disclosures, her only extracurricular activity is a $25,000 a year adjunct teaching job at a local university. Nor has Sinema, who consistently ranks among the least wealthy members of Congress, appeared to pair her journey up the political ladder with a windfall in her own personal fortune. So what is it that led Sinema to do a complete 180 on almost every position she ever took on almost any issue, from war to inequality to government spending? The answer is that she shifted right little by little, at each moment when her political ascent demanded it, a death by a thousand compromises that has turned Sinema into a right-wing Democrat who makes a virtue of defying not just the party’s Left but even its center. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/03/kyrsten-sinema-transformation-democrat-arizona-minimum-wage Shrewsbury 24: Convictions finally overturned - 47 years too late! Following a decades-long campaign by trade union activists, the Court of Appeal has finally overturned the disgraceful 1974 conviction of the ‘Shrewsbury 24’, who were tried and convicted over their involvement in the 1972 building workers strike. Twenty-four pickets were charged by the state. Fourteen received sentences - two including jail time - in a trial that was nothing short of a scandal. Rigged: The court has now been forced to admit that the trial was indeed faulty. It found that witness statements had been destroyed, and that the screening of a hostile TV documentary at the time of the hearing, were both “clearly prejudicial” to a fair trial. In the words of Lord Justice Fulford: "If the destruction of the handwritten statements had been revealed to the appellants at the time of the trial, this issue could have been comprehensively investigated with the witnesses when they gave evidence, and the judge would have been able to give appropriate directions… By the standards of today, what occurred was unfair to the extent that the verdicts cannot be upheld." That is an understatement! Those trade unionists who were sent to trial in 1974 faced no justice at all. The whole system was rigged against them in what was a clear attempt to break trade union militancy. https://www.socialist.net/shrewsbury-24-convictions-finally-overturned-47-years-too-late.htm
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ahh thanks news anon

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Disappointed? 03/23/2021 (Tue) 17:38:18 No. 1330219 [Reply]
Hi faggots, congratulations on lasting yet another day without hanging yourself or ODing on whatever you decided to inject the current week. On a scale from butthurt to twitter, how butthurt are you that the Colorado shooter isn't a whiteboi, but a sandńigger instead?
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>>1330321 Forget bombing, what about propping up the Saudis and their catspaws that are the source of the fundie problem in the MENA region itself?
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>>1330219 good jaab 'murica
>>1330321 The refugees exist due to insufficient bombing >>1330337 This but unironically. Clean the world of this bipedal plague.
For the 10,987th time we are not liberals
>>1330550 the /pol/yp brainrot prevents them from learning

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Anonymous 01/27/2021 (Wed) 00:51:29 No. 1308204 [Reply]
>be me >I look at the ancient japanese social hierarchy back then >peasants and artisans are on top of the bourgie merchants based >look again,see daimyo land owners on top of the peasants and artisans fuck
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>>1323828 According to Confucius everyone had a right to study and rising up the ranks, so even a peasant's son could become an important bureacrat. Japanese didn't like this idea and never implemented it.
>>1323830 So i guess that explains the whole japanese feudal structure of "peasant's son become peasant,warrior's son become warrior and daimyo's son become daimyo" but i don't understand,being a samurai was a dangerous job and they must have died by the thousands during wars,so what did the japanese do to afford enough warriors without destroying this heirarchy?
>>1323833 Because this specific caste system wasn't implemented until 1591 before then there was a bit more social mobility. I mean, the person who created this system (shinokosho) was Toyotomi Hideyoshi who came from a poor peasant family. He became a soldier, then a general under Oda Nobunaga and then ruler of all Japan. He coudln't claim the title of shogun because he wasn't a samurai by blood (only those who could claim descendance from the Minamoto clan could become shogun). After the Tokugawa clan unified Japan again in 1600 the shinokosho system was confirmed, but Japan was finally at peace and with the exceptions of a few rebellions here and there the samurai became a bureacratic caste. Ironically, under this system, merchants, artisans and even some peasants thrived, while many lower ranking samurai suffered because of their low, fixed salary ruined by inflation and the difficulty of climbing the ranks for warriors with no war to fight.
The nip 1500s were weird
>>1308204 that's not ancient. that was like in the 1500s

valentine date game Anonymous 02/15/2021 (Mon) 09:04:25 No. 1322297 [Reply]
>last person you talked about on bunkerchan is your valentine date >last picture you saved is where the date is gonna happen For me,its stalin and I inside a toyota AE86,wonder how that's gonna go.
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>>1322299 I bet Grant has some really shitty whiskey he might share with you.
>>1322303 >not wanting to siege constantinople along with han soldiers and the love of your life,xi jinping Lucky you are.
>>1322427 Its a date in the gulag,of course he has to share it,with me and the other inmates too.
oh god, I have to go out with leninhat?

News 3/20/21 News Anon 3.0 03/20/2021 (Sat) 20:33:55 No. 1329794 [Reply]
CPI Maoist Express Willingness To Hold Peace Talks With Government Of Chhattisgarh State “We are willing for peace talks for the benefit of the people provided the government first removes the camps of armed forces from the conflict-ridden areas, revoke the ban imposed on the CPI (Maoist), and release our party leaders languishing in jails,” Vikalp, the spokesperson of Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee of the CPI (Maoist) stated in the press statement issued in Hindi. https://www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/india/cpi-maoist-express-willingness-to-hold-peace-talks-with-government-of-chhattisgarh-state/ Tokyoites' medical resources may go to for-profit 'medical tourism' Japanese Communist Party member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Shiraishi Tamio on March 9 took up this issue at an assembly's budget committee meeting by presenting a document he obtained through an information disclosure request. https://www.japan-press.co.jp/modules/news/index.php?id=13480 German police clash with protesters at Kassel demonstration against Covid-19 restrictions (VIDEO) Multiple scuffles broke out on the streets of Kassel, Germany as Covid-19 lockdown skeptics and counterprotesters gathered, and police deployed mace and batons to contain the demonstration. Protests against Covid-19 restrictions in multiple major cities across the country were planned for Saturday, with the biggest occurring in the central German city of Kassel. https://on.rt.com/b48d Argentina hits out at Johnson's plan to establish a military base in Las Malvinas ARGENTINA accused Britain of colonialism earlier this week as Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to establish a military base in Las Malvinas, also known as the Falkland Islands. Mr Johnson said British troops would “maintain a permanent presence in the Falkland Islands, Ascension Island and the British Indian Ocean Territory” as he announced his Defence Review on Wednesday. https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/argentina-hits-out-at-johnson-plan-to-establish-a-military-base-in-las-malvinas

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>>1329794 >German police clash with protesters at Kassel demonstration against Covid-19 restrictions That RT article is pretty superficial. I've read about it in junge Welt and it's clear that the police is for the most part very soft on the anti-lockdown people (who are not just protesting for changing the regulations, they are breaking the law for all to see by acting in public like that). At the same time, as junge Welt points out, police cancels Kurdish Newroz manifestations, referencing to Corona risks of great public gatherings as justification. https://www.jungewelt.de/artikel/399023.coronademos-polizeiliche-sympathiebekundung.html (article in German)
>>1329794 TYBNA I love the work you do. How do you stay up to date on all this shit?
>>1330015 Mostly checking news sites for anything new and scanning a few communist politicians social media. There are quite a few communist parties with an active media page
>>1329920 nice sauce >>1330083 didya die
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>>1329796 Thanks newsanon. I’ll probably always be a reactionary, but I like knowing what I’m going to be reacting to in the future.


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