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News 3/9/21 News Anon 3.0 03/09/2021 (Tue) 19:32:27 No. 1328274 [Reply]
Brazil: Lula has convictions quashed, leaving him free to challenge Bolsonaro Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva could be set for a sensational comeback attempt after a supreme court judge annulled a series of criminal convictions against the leftist icon and restored his political rights. The ruling, which analysts called a political bombshell, means Lula is almost certain to challenge Brazil’s incumbent president, Jair Bolsonaro, in the 2022 presidential election. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/08/lula-convictions-annulled-by-brazil-judge-bolsonaro-election-2022 European Parliament lifts immunity of Catalonia MEPs, paving way for extradition to Spain over independence referendum The three politicians were elected to the European Parliament in 2019, after having fled Spain two years earlier to avoid arrest warrants for sedition, after they helped to organize and run the 2017 independence referendum in Catalonia, despite it being banned by Spain’s central government. https://on.rt.com/b3da Mexico protests against attacks on women turn violent, as tension with president escalates Sixty-two officers and 19 civilians were injured, said Marcela Figueroa, an official of the city’s police agency. The Mexico City government “categorically denied” using any kind of gas against protesters. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador installed the metal barricade – described as a “peace wall” by his spokesperson – in advance of the protests, saying he wanted to protect government property from vandalism. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/mar/09/mexico-protests-against-attacks-on-women-turn-violent-as-tension-with-president-escalates Voter suppression or common sense? Britons divided over Tory plan to mandate photo ID at polling stations Boris Johnson’s Tories are reportedly gearing up to introduce a bill this spring that will mandate photo ID at polling stations across the UK. The initiative would fulfill a campaign pledge made by the Conservatives during the 2019 General Election. Northern Ireland currently requires voters to prove their identity, but the rest of the UK only asks that voters confirm their names and addresses. https://on.rt.com/b3e1 Hezbollah praises Pope's visit to Iraq

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Progressive Takeover of Nevada Democratic Party Sparks 'Mass Exodus' of Staff, Consultants Shortly after a slate of insurgent progressives endorsed by the Las Vegas Democratic Socialists of America pulled off a clean sweep in Nevada State Democratic Party elections over the weekend, the party's executive director notified newly elected chair Judith Whitmer that the entire staff, as well as every consultant, was quitting. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/03/09/progressive-takeover-nevada-democratic-party-sparks-mass-exodus-staff-consultants Bernie Sanders Refuses to Give up on $15 Minimum Wage: 'We Are Developing a Strategy' Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has said that he would not back down in his quest to raise the federal minimum wage despite legislative setbacks in the Senate. Sanders, who chairs the Senate budget committee, is broadly happy with the $1.9 trillion stimulus package agreed on Saturday, telling CNN it was "the most significant legislation for working people that has been passed in decades." https://www.newsweek.com/bernie-sanders-minimum-wage-cnn-anderson-cooper-pass-bill-1574720 https://archive.is/7iI0e Trump, RNC clash over using his name in fundraising In a Monday letter to Trump attorney Alex Cannon, RNC chief counsel J. Justin Riemer said the committee “has every right to refer to public figures as it engages in core, First Amendment-protected political speech” and said “it will continue to do so in pursuit of these common goals.” https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-politics-db4b80536ac8571d2c0786e227822bf8 700 volunteers in California are escorting Asian American seniors to protect them against assaults More than 3,000 hate incidents directed at Asian Americans nationwide have been recorded since the pandemic began, with many aimed at the elderly. In New York City, police data reportedly showed these violent attacks have increased by 1,900% over the course of the pandemic. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/asian-american-seniors-california-volunteers-escort/

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The Kronstadt Uprising: A View from within the Revolt In March 1921, an uprising on the island fortress of Kronstadt shook Russia, starkly illustrating the conflicts within the Russian revolution. To observe the 100-year anniversary of the revolt, we present an overview of the questions that were at stake in the struggle, following by a full chronology of the events, illustrated by selections from contemporary historical documents—including the entire text of all 14 issues of the newspaper published by the Kronstadt rebels, the Izvestia [news] of the Provisional Revolutionary Committee of Sailors, Soldiers, and Workers of the Town of Kronstadt. Though many different factions have attempted to portray the Kronstadt uprising according to many different ideological frameworks, this is a rare opportunity to see the rebellion from the vantage point of the rebels themselves. https://crimethinc.com/2021/03/03/the-kronstadt-uprising-a-full-chronology-and-archive-including-a-view-from-within-the-revolt 50 Years Ago Today, Activists Burglarized the FBI and Exposed Its Undemocratic Abuses Even though the FBI assigned two hundred agents to solve the mystery of who burglarized the nation’s premier law enforcement agency, the bureau could not find them. Only in 2014, when five of the participants were advised that the statute of limitations had passed, were any of their identities revealed. The Citizens Commission to Investigate the FBI gave the documents to the media, yet few were willing to expose the FBI. Most journalists, including those at the New York Times, actually mailed the documents back to the FBI. Only Betty Medsger of the Washington Post was willing to publish the documents. (In 2014, when five of the activists went public, it would again be Medsger who would tell their story). One of the documents bore a cryptic acronym: COINTELPRO. NBC news correspondent Carl Stern set out on his own quest to discover what exactly COINTELPRO was. He asked officials at the Department of Justice and the FBI, but they were tight-lipped. No one in official Washington would answer his question so he tried a then-novel approach. Stern filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which had only been passed a half decade earlier. The FBI tried to get out of complying with the request, but a judge demanded they turn over the documents. Two years after the break-in, NBC Nightly News reported to the nation that “the late J. Edgar Hoover ordered a nationwide campaign to disrupt the activities of the New Left.” https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/03/fbi-cointelpro-exposed-undemocratic-abuses International Women’s Day is About Class Struggle. Down with Liberal Feminism March 8 is celebrated around the world as International Women’s Day. Throughout the day, politicians, celebrities, and corporations will put out statements about the importance of women, and their commitment to #feminism. But liberal feminism is firmly on the side of capital and corporations. Perhaps there is no better example of liberal feminism than Kyrsten Sinema, the freshman senator from Arizona. Today she tweeted her “feminist” International Women’s Day statement, trying to position herself as being on the side of women. Sinema, celebrated as the first ever bisexual elected to the Senate, was initially a social media darling for her fashionable outfits and #girlboss brand of feminism. However, last week, she joined seven other Democratic Senators in voting against the $15 minimum wage. The way she did it was almost a satire of how the emptiness of liberal feminism. After literally eating cake on the Senate floor, Sinema walked to the front of the chambers and dramatically made a thumbs down to indicate her opposition, and then walked out. The video went viral with many being legitimately outraged by how cavalier Sinema was about sentencing millions of people to lives of poverty — especially the Black and Latina women who are most likely to have a job that pays the poverty wage of $7.25 an hour. This is liberal feminism in a nutshell: breaking the glass ceiling, only to leave the majority of working-class women to clean up the glass. https://www.leftvoice.org/international-womens-day-is-about-class-struggle-down-with-liberal-feminism
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Thanks news anon
TYBNA

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Anonymous 02/01/2021 (Mon) 14:13:15 No. 1313043 [Reply] [Last]
Hi there, 4chan tourist here. Just wanted to ask why /v/ /pol/ etc. are so obsessed with /leftypol/. I'm seeing all those screencaps of this board with plans to make 4chan users turn into transhumanists, what's up with that? Anyone mind explaining? And also I hope you have a great day ^^
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>>1320098 >Bernie Sanders >communist This faggot even try to undestand politic?
>>1320103 O shit anglos represent communist now... Larps anglos exist in any politic currents
>>1313605 Hasbara exists but it is exclusevely used against anti-zionists and palestinean supporters, not neonazis because the former threatens israeli interests and the latter helps them, as actual antisemitism in a society is a great way to get the diaspora to go to israel and increase their numbers when compared to the arabs
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4chan users are obsessed with cute girls because cute girls are the only group of people more pathetic than 4chan users.
>>1328275 fucking wordfilter. goddamn troids

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What is your definition of a nazi? Anonymous 02/12/2021 (Fri) 21:14:00 No. 1321173 [Reply]
I've noticed for a while that many lefties have a ambiguous definition of nazi leading them to call almost everyone a nazi. So I ask of you leftypol can you please define a nazi.
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>>1322024 Do you realize you're in an echo chamber and there is literally no way of verifying an anonymous user's skin color? I keep hearing about Jew's hatred of whites, but most Jews are white, and I'm sure you've met hundreds and didn't realize it because they don't walk around with stars on their arms anymore.
Nazi = Member of the NASDP in Germany in or before ww2. Fascist = Far right wing asshole. Neo-Nazi = a Fascist that hero worships Nazis. They will never be a real nazi and most likely a real nazi in ww2 would hate them. All Nazis are Fascists , but not all Fascists are Nazis.
Fascism is a far right authoritarian and nationalist ideology , economically fascism advocates, national economic self-sufficiency and reducing imports to the barest minimum, it also advocates a mixed economy that is heavily regulated and protected from competition by subsidies and tariffs. Socially the extreme nationalism results in an obsession with racial purity and the concept of a master race , along with opposition to immigration. Culturally fascists tend to favor local forms of art and consider all other forms of art to be degenerate. Nazis are a variety of Fascism that existed in Germany from around 1920-1945 . It is an extinct political party. All Nazis are Fascists , But not all Fascists are Nazis, since other branches of fascism exist.
>>1322032 The same way black people are overrepresented in violent crimes yet the majority of them aren't going to rob you, jews are overrepresented in the highest echelons of western capitalist structures, but the majority of them aren't out to impoverish and enserf you. Still, their comparatively strong in-group thinking means that even the middle class jew would probably side against you in a class war, or worse, serve as a double agent.
>>1327863 go back to ogre, nonce

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Economic history literature Anonymous 03/09/2021 (Tue) 13:51:42 No. 1328242 [Reply]
I have an upcoming mandatory course in economic history and dece as part of my bachelor's, but the previous course had elements reaking of neoliberal bullshit in a way that made me a little sceptical. Could you recommend some literature to complement? Just something like second opinion. The subject is the 18-hundreds and forwards. Thanks!
Michael Perelman's "The Invention of Capitalism".
>>1328243 you have my gratitude, friend

News 3/8/21 News Anon 3.0 03/08/2021 (Mon) 18:09:08 No. 1328124 [Reply]
Women extol Cuban scientific achievement in Venezuela According to Rios, who is a specialist in angiology and vascular surgery, the possibility of benefiting the Venezuelans with one of the flagship medicines of the Cuban biotechnology, the recombinant human epidermal growth factor is a privilege. https://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=65152&SEO=women-extol-cuban-scientific-achievement-in-venezuela Nepal’s Supreme Court annuls unification of NCP factions Quashing the Election Commission’s decision to award the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leadership to Oli and Dahal, the top court has said the then CPN-UML and then CPN (Maoist Centre) would return to the pre-merger stage and if they were to merge, they should apply to the Election Commission as per the Political Parties Act. Oli's CPN-UML and Dahal's CPN (Maoist Centre) had announced their merger in May 2018. https://www.wionews.com/south-asia/nepals-supreme-court-annuls-unification-of-ncp-factions-368659 https://archive.is/V6XSs Philippines human rights watchdog launches probe as nine killed in anti-communist raids Duterte govt says were ‘legal’ “The president’s ‘kill, kill, kill’ order is legal because it was directed at armed rebels,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque said in a briefing on Monday, as he responded to a barrage of criticism levied at leader Rodrigo Duterte. The Malacañang Palace, the official residence of the president, nonetheless confirmed there would be an official investigation into the killings. https://on.rt.com/b3au Syria's President Bashar al-Assad tests positive for Covid-19 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife have tested positive for Covid-19, the Syrian presidency said in a statement Monday. The president and his wife, Asma al-Assad, were tested for the coronavirus after they felt "mild symptoms," according to the statement, which confirmed that the test came back positive. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/syria-s-president-bashar-al-assad-tests-positive-covid-19-n1259957

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Number of super-rich individuals grew worldwide during the pandemic The global real estate consultancy Knight Frank published its “Wealth Report” for 2020 on March 1. The 15th annual report shows that the number of Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWI) around the world grew by 2.4 percent over the past year to more than 520,000 people. https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/08/rich-m08.html Jury selection on pause for ex-cop charged in Floyd’s death As hundreds of protesters gathered outside the courthouse to call for the conviction of Derek Chauvin, Judge Peter Cahill said he does not have jurisdiction to rule on whether the third-degree murder charge should be reinstated against the former officer while the issue is being appealed. But he said prosecutors’ arguments that the whole case would be impacted were “tenuous.” https://apnews.com/article/derek-chauvin-trial-jury-e4acea4516571b9c2af8cce685e221f2 AOC, Ilhan Omar, and other progressives continue criticism of Senate's modified $1.9 trillion stimulus package Progressive lawmakers such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Ilhan Omar this weekend pointed out what they saw as shortcomings in the Senate's revised COVID-19 relief bill, including the removal of a federal minimum wage hike to $15 per hour. https://www.businessinsider.com/aoc-and-ilhan-omar-criticism-of-modifications-to-stimulus-package-2021-3 https://archive.is/nL5m0 'Goodbye Newsom' Chanted By California Protesters As Recall Petition Signed by Nearly 2 Million During the media briefing, RecallGavin2020 media spokesperson Randy Economy said: "We would like to announce as of today we have 1,950,000 signatures. That is more than enough to have this special initiative qualify for a special election." https://www.newsweek.com/goodbye-newsom-california-protestors-chant-recall-petition-signed-2-million-1574446 https://archive.is/dhUz3

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The Socialist Origins of International Women’s Day In 1894, Clara Zetkin took to the pages of the Social Democratic women’s magazine Die Gleichheit (Equality), which she had founded three years earlier, to polemicize against the mainstream of German feminism. “Bourgeois feminism and the movement of proletarian women,” Zetkin wrote, “are two fundamentally different social movements.” According to Zetkin, bourgeois feminists pressed reforms, through a struggle between the sexes and against the men of their own class, without questioning the very existence of capitalism. By contrast, working women, through a struggle of class against class and in a joint fight with the men of their class, sought to transcend capitalism. By 1900, women in the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) were holding biannual conferences immediately before the party congresses — conferences where all the burning issues of the proletarian women’s movement were discussed. This ideological and organizational strength turned the German Socialist working women’s movement into the backbone of the International Socialist Women Movement. In 1907, the International Conference of Socialist Women convened in Stuttgart, Germany for its first gathering, proclaiming as its main demand “the right to universal female suffrage without qualifications of property, tax, education or any other kind of barrier which may hinder members of the working class from availing themselves of their political rights.” The struggle for the franchise, the delegates insisted, was to be carried out “not together with the women’s bourgeois movement, but in close co-operation with socialist parties.” The invitation to the next International Conference of Socialist Women — held three years later in Copenhagen — exhibited the same adherence to the proletarian class struggle: “We urgently call on all the socialist parties and organizations of socialist women as well as on all the working women’s organizations standing on the foundation of the class struggle to send their delegates to this conference.” https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/03/international-womens-day-clara-zetkin-working-class-socialist Eight Years Without President Chávez Talk given in Webinar: US/Canada: HANDS OFF VENEZUELA, END SANCTIONS ON VENEZUELA NOW!: "March 5th 2021. Today is the 8th anniversary of the untimely death of President Hugo Chávez. Immediately after, the USA, Canada and allies intensified their attempts to overthrow the Venezuelan government, believing his successor, Nicolás Maduro, would be unable to follow in Chávez’ shoes and would fall easily. They seriously underestimated Maduro and the resolve of the Venezuelan people! I have been recalling the year 2003 when I was on a huge, elevated stage that was set up in one of the longest avenues of Caracas. I was standing very close to President Chávez, who was addressing the enormous crowd that extended as far as the eye could see. It was a sea of happy people, laughing, dancing, singing, shouting slogans, waving at us. I had never seen so many people all at once and having such a fine time! They had been there waiting for hours but nobody seemed to mind or look tired or annoyed. It was a giant celebration. I was truly moved to the core – this was the power of the people. They were not there under duress – not forced to be there, not paid to be there. They wanted to be there, to be with Hugo Chávez. He really was larger than life. I could not stop staring at him knowing that I was standing next to a man who had entered into History and into the very heart of his people, who changed their destiny and that of the whole region. It was an unforgettable moment. On the mournful day that he was buried, the massive outpouring of grief and of love for a president is something the country had never seen and is not likely to see again." https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/03/08/eight-years-without-president-chavez/ This Is America #136: Struggle Against Line 3 Grows; Rent Strikes Spread; Elites Obsess Over ‘Culture War’ Welcome, to This Is America, February 6th, 2021. On today’s episode, we launch into resistance news, from updates on the fight against the Line 3 pipeline in the midwest, to continuing rent strikes in major cities, and ongoing fierce abolitionist struggle from Portland to New York. We then switch to our discussion, where we offer an analysis of Trumpism and CPAC 2021, along with a critique of the elites existing obsession with the “culture war.” All this and more, but first, let’s get to the news. https://itsgoingdown.org/this-is-america-136/
>>1328126 >Three police injured, SWAT vehicle damaged Based zoomers
thanks news anon
>>1328134 >NOOOOOOOOO THEY ARE SPREADING CORONA!!1

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Anonymous 03/08/2021 (Mon) 20:07:32 No. 1328135 [Reply]
What is the left's stance on gender reassigment surgery?
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>>1328202 you will only be killed
>>1328173 Holy projection
>>1328202 this 100%
>>1328225 This is why transitioning should be illegalized.
>>1328135 Nice shoop. Sauce or GTFO.

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Anonymous 03/06/2021 (Sat) 23:14:15 No. 1327847 [Reply]
Hitler had jewish roots. This fucker had jewish roots. All nazi leaders were sexual deviants and perverts. I think nazism is a peadophile plot.
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What's wrong with being a sexually deviant Jew? Didn't stop Wilhelm Reich
>>1327877 look at every russian oligarch
>>1327877 Take your meds
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Was the 'shadow campaign' ever in doubt? Anonymous 03/08/2021 (Mon) 16:08:42 No. 1328108 [Reply]
Was Molly Ball's article a gervaisian pastiche the self-importance of North America's neoliberal nomenklatura? And the credulity of liberal elites and liberal media, progressives and even some anti-capitalists
what article? the rest is not even comperhensible, take your meds

Anonymous 03/08/2021 (Mon) 14:07:11 No. 1328080 [Reply]
I have a curiosity. Phobia's are diagnosed mental disorders. A common retort to people not attracted to or desiring to have sex with Trans women has been to call said people transphobic, proceeding to then telling them to kill themselves. If not wanting to have sexual intercourse with a trans person is phobic than are people not shaming and telling the mentally ill to kill themselves because they have made the choice to not have sex with a person who may be trans?
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>>1328085 >proceeds to shame the mentally ill and either try to ruin them or contribute to that persons suicide maybe I'm naive but I can't imagine a bunch of twitter transhumanists can make someone kill themselves unless that person was already on the way out. I think you're blowing this out of proportion. These sexual deviants are terrible people, but we already knew that, so this isn't news to me, at least. They're hypocrites, but they're also cutting off parts of their body and indoctrinating children, so it's expected behaviour. no?
find me a reason to care >a thread died for this
>>1328080 >>1328082 u seem to not know a lot of history. homophobia and transphobia are terms in tradition of the "gay panic" legal defense, where people were acquitted for murdering gay and trans people, with the reasoning being that having a gay come on to them or discovering that the girl was actually a dude caused them to enter an unaccountable state of mind it's an artifact in terminology. that's how language works. do you also throw an autistic fit over the term antisemitic bc it's not just the kikes that are semites?
>>1328105 y don't you go back to ogre, nonce?
>>1328080 Yes. And I'd do it again.

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Anonymous 02/24/2021 (Wed) 19:35:40 No. 1325557 [Reply]
How will you ever win when the Soviet public was too educated and therefore assumed Soviet propaganda was false when in fact it was very close to the true while westerners were so dumb to believe everything their government said?
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>>1325692 comrade Xi will save the world, anyone who denies this is a revisionist
>>1325692 you appear lost, mein bot
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>>1325557 Those in STEM didn't question Soviet propaganda but questioned how much party elite understood the science underlying what they were making decisions on. The Soviet dissidents that actually questioned the Russian revolution were all in the soft sciences like economics.
>>1328028 you are a fucking niggger that believes intellectuals are humans when it was clearly intended for the general populace, idiot.

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