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Anonymous 03/04/2021 (Thu) 02:47:54 No. 1327382 [Reply]
Marx on doctors and jannies alike
Sorry for being a brainlet but could someone translate for me?
>>1327382 Truest words. There was a saying of an ancient Chinese philosopher, that "the coffin-makers want people to die more", so it's natural that the doctors in capitalists see everything as illness to be treat (so they could get more money) and the jannies to see everything as haram to be censored.

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Anonymous 03/06/2021 (Sat) 04:37:44 No. 1327725 [Reply]
Come funpost, comrade. https://imageboard.top/index.html

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Anonymous 03/05/2021 (Fri) 13:30:21 No. 1327616 [Reply]
The DPRK is a fucking shithole. Not a commie paradise as I wish it would have been
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burgerville is a fucking shithole. not a capitalist paradise as I wish it would have been.
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hurrrrr durrrr lets build a bridge with no rebar
>>1327617 >le people's hermit republic >can't just help itsel from sticking it's nose in everyone's business Only an occidentalist would miss that state.
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>>1327616 >One picture of a sorta damp looking alley on a rainy day. Well shit. I guess these pictures prove it's actually awesome.

News 2/23/21 News Anon 3.0 02/24/2021 (Wed) 18:32:02 No. 1325540 [Reply]
Rioters erect barricades & throw bottles at police during 8th night of Pablo Hasel protests in Barcelona (VIDEO) Supporters of jailed rapper Pablo Hasel, who was charged with insulting the Spanish king and glorifying terrorism, have clashed with police in Barcelona, Spain. The protests demanding Hasel’s release have raged for over a week. Rioters used wheeled garbage bins to erect makeshift barricades and threw glass bottles at riot police on Tuesday. https://on.rt.com/b2gw PNP Troops Injured During Successful Ambush By NPA In Sorsogon Province Celso Minguez Command – New People’s Army Sorsogon successfully ambushed elements of the 92nd Special Action Company-9th Special Action Force in Brgy. Putiao at 7:00 am, February 22nd, 2021. Among the PNP wounded in the NPA command-detonated explosive based operation are Osmer Edwin Apa, truck driver PSSgt. Arnel Aves and PCpl. Jeffrey Putian. https://www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/philippines/pnp-troops-injured-during-successful-ambush-by-npa-in-sorsogon-province/ Massacres almost doubled in Colombia last year, says UN The report will be presented to the Human Rights Council in Geneva tomorrow. Despite the ceasefire, hundreds of former Farc guerillas have been murdered by paramilitaries as they seek to enter constitutional politics, while killings of trade unionists and human-rights activists continue. https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/massacres-almost-doubled-colombia-last-year-says-un Venezuela: Guaido Barred From Holding Public Posts for 15 Years Amoroso stated that the decision is based on Guaido's refusal to submit an assets sworn declaration after ending his functions as a congressman."We know these people are involved in corruption acts and have stolen the money of all Venezuelans. They must have something to hide," he said. https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Guaido-Barred-From-Holding-Public-Posts-for-15-Years-20210224-0003.html Brazil's Lula Livre Campaign asks to annul Moro's trials of Lula

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Democrats Are Subsidizing Health Insurance Predators Propping up the corporate health insurance industry isn’t cheap or painless, but for Democrats in Washington, it’s the only way. Instead of enacting a universal Medicare for All health care system that would save the United States and its citizens hundreds of billions of dollars annually, temporarily expanding Medicare, or championing a promised “public option,” Democrats are rallying behind a health care proposal that will funnel tens of billions of dollars to corporate health insurance companies, even as they are already experiencing record profits and jacking up premiums, while continuing to deny claims. Democrats’ current plan will lower people’s premiums, but only on a temporary basis. It will also not stop insurers from passing on huge out-of-pocket costs to enrollees if they need medical care, nor does it improve the quality of people’s health insurance. Indeed, it will push people onto state exchanges, where one in six in-network medical claims were denied in 2019. The proposal would be a boon for the health insurance industry, which has specifically lobbied for the new subsidies. Health insurers have already seen their profits skyrocket during the COVID-19 pandemic, since people have avoided going to the doctor, which means insurance companies are paying less to providers while collecting the same amount of premiums. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/02/health-care-insurance-public-option-medicare Housing and the American Dream: Is A House Still a Home? This post takes a contrarian view of the preoccupation with home ownership and argues that single family homes increase inequality and the rate of climate change. Its authors contend that the idea that home ownership reduces inequality is largely a conservative myth.I strongly encourage you to read it in full, with an eye to the notion that knee-jerk reactions against some of its arguments are likely to reflect a personal attachment to the notion of homeownership….which as this piece stresses, is a fairly recent cultural inculcation. No less than the Economist magazine recently deemed the push for widespread homeownership as a massive policy failure, and also described how that demand for home-ownership was stoked by messaging and policies, such as tax breaks for developers and buyers. However, this picture is complicated in the US by the fact that tenants have weak rights compared to landlords. That produces a dynamic where the better housing stock is purchased by owner-occupants, since those with the means to do so will want to own their dwelling so as to not be at risk of the landlord not being willing to renew the lease or doing a poor job of maintaining the property. Thus for the most part, renters in the US are young people who haven’t yet accumulated enough to buy a house, and those with moderate or erratic incomes. https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2021/02/housing-and-the-american-dream-is-a-house-still-a-home.html Peter Kropotkin:The Scientific Basis of Anarchism the No-Government system of Socialism, has a double origin. It is an outgrowth of the two great movements of thought in the economical and the political fields which characterize our century, and especially its second part. In common with all Socialists, the anarchists hold that the private ownership of land, capital, and machinery has had its time; that it is condemned to disappear; and that all requisites for production must, and will, become the common property of society, and be managed in common by the producers of wealth. And, in common with the most advanced representatives of political Radicalism, they maintain that the ideal of the political organisation of society is a condition of things where the functions of government are reduced to a minimum, and the individual recovers his full liberty of initiative and action for satisfying, by means of free groups and federations–freely constituted–all the infinitely varied needs of the human being. As regards Socialism, most of the anarchists arrive at its ultimate conclusion, that is, at a complete negation of the wage-system and at communism. And with reference to political organisation, by giving a further development to the above mentioned part of the Radical programme, they arrive at the conclusion that the ultimate aim of society is the reduction of the functions of government to nil–that is, to a society without government, to An-archy. The anarchists maintain, moreover, that such being the ideal of social and political organisation, they must not remit it to future centuries, but that only those changes in our social organisation which are in accordance with the above double ideal, and constitute an approach to it, will have a chance of life and be beneficial for the commonwealth. https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/kropotkin-peter/1887/scibasis.htm
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Danka news anon
>>1325625 What a cute rabbit
>>1325540 >Brazil's Lula Livre Campaign asks to annul Moro's trials of Lula This dude is the main reason Brasileiros hate the Left.

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Anonymous 01/31/2021 (Sun) 21:24:45 No. 1312642 [Reply]
How do you cope with wage slavery?
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I don't perform alienated labor, therefore I don't perform labor. Being surrounded by retards engaged in "competitive consumption" is pure horror so I prefer to take my walks at night.
>>1326988 go back
>>1327006 Go outside
>>1326988 Survivorship bias is a bitch.
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>>1312642 organising, memes, theory and nihilism

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The destiny of industrial capitalism. Anonymous 03/01/2021 (Mon) 12:15:22 No. 1326704 [Reply]
I've been listening to Hudson https://theanalysis.news/interviews/polarization-then-a-crash-michael-hudson-on-the-rentier-economy/ I have a question about 18:08 to 21:30 of the podcast. Marx predicted that industrial capital would sweep away the remnants of feudalism. Hudson claims that 'WW1 changed all that and the rentiers have begun to fight back' Why is WW1 the pivot point in History for the feudal leftovers to fight back ?
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>>1327444 >Why is it wrong to omit that distinction ? it isn't
>>1327446 Why are you cutting off the end of the sentence just to act confused about it? Once again with added numbers: Modern writers, both mainstream and self-styled Marxists, tend not to distinguish between 1) the interests of landlords and other rentier capitalists and 2) the rest of the economy.
>>1326704 Finance is not a remnant of feudalism, rentier is really not the main characteristic of feudalism economy. The basis of feudalism was the small scale production, in that the private property owners rented out their means of production to laborers. We are still living in the era of industrial capitalism, as no one divides and rents out means of production anymore. It's not feasible in our modern economy. Instead, the capitalists invest and fund some projects and gather profit instead of rent. Then this profit is also shared to other indirect participants in the form of rent, but it's not the same as the method of renting out means of production (land, mills and tools) in the case of old feudalism anymore.
>>1327474 Thanks for making the numbered groups, i understand now.
>>1327474 ah, I thought you meant landlords and other rentiers. of course there's a difference between rentiers and the rest of the bourgeoisie

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So this is the power of neoliberalism Anonymous 01/27/2021 (Wed) 21:06:05 No. 1308868 [Reply] [Last]
Macron nearly losing the election to an even worse candidate in 2022
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>I don't understand how the French left managed to shot itself into the foot at a time when literally everyone who isn't a richfag is pissed at Macron, but yeah, they did it. same old fucking story. the left really has a tendency of snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory. Makes me want to blow my head off.
>>1327405 this is for>>1323024
>>1327244 The murderer wasnt a parent, it was an total stranger to the case that learned about it on youtube. Also insulting someone is different from showing someone else insulting a someone else.
>>1327427 I think he was joking, I hope that's not how people here generally think about this
>>1308868 Looks like France finally came to its senses. Le Pen 2022!

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Propaganda of the Deed Anonymous 03/04/2021 (Thu) 05:31:38 No. 1327394 [Reply]
What's the big deal?
He was a patsy for the deep state. Kennedy's death allowed the Vietnam War to begin under Johnson.
You are glowing OP

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Anonymous 02/26/2021 (Fri) 08:31:09 No. 1325860 [Reply]
Why shouldn’t I prefer a left wing trad society where the main focus is on beauty, community, and social cohesion instead of the nihilistic postmodern society most leftists seem to want?
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>>1325860 'focus on beauty' Can't wait to live in a self deteriorating, hollow tiktocracy
>>1326885 Based and Marx pilled
You absolutely should, which is why you shouldn't support capitalism
>>1325860 >nihilistic postmodern society most leftists seem to want? No one wants that. We just want kikes out. Then it doesn't matter what political system we have.
>>1325922 <hipster racism Not my anything.

News 3/2/21 News Anon 3.0 03/02/2021 (Tue) 19:28:04 No. 1327160 [Reply]
Food Prices Are Soaring Faster Than Inflation and Incomes Emerging markets are feeling the pain of a blistering surge in raw material costs, as commodities from oil to copper and grains are driven higher by expectations for a “roaring 20s” post-pandemic economic recovery as well as ultra-loose monetary policies. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-01/inflation-2021-malnutrition-and-hunger-fears-rise-as-food-prices-soar-globally https://archive.is/Phqn6 Ecuador's Leftist Candidate Ratified as First Round Winner After reviewing over 1.4 million votes, Ecuador's National Electoral Council (CNE) ratified that the Union For Hope (UNES) Candidate Andres Arauz came in first place in the first round of the presidential election held on February 8. The recount of the tallies presenting some inconsistency awarded an additional 403,484 votes to this leftist economist, who was Knowledge Minister during President Rafael Correa's administration (2007-2017) https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Ecuadors-Leftist-Candidate-Ratified-as-First-Round-Winner-20210302-0008.html Former leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev turns 90 Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick, The University of Sydney historian of modern Russia, joins Michael to discuss the life and legacy of Russian & former Soviet politician Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, who was born 90 years ago today on 2 March 1931. https://www.2gb.com/podcast/former-leader-of-the-soviet-union-mikhail-gorbachev-turns-90/ https://archive.is/WjTUH House braces for Nepal Communist Party factional infighting Three years ago, the Nepal Communist Party ruled the roost, enjoying nearly a two-thirds majority in Parliament. When the Parliament meeting convenes after a tumultuous period of eight months on March 7, half of it will be the “ruling” party and the other half the “opposition”. https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/03/02/house-braces-for-nepal-communist-party-factional-infighting

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Marxist-Leninist Workers’ Party (Spain): Analysis of prostitution As Marxists, we understand that the real emancipation of women and consequently, the abolition of prostitution, comes hand in hand with overcoming the conditions that maintain our subjugation, the class society. The struggle of women is indissolubly linked to their struggle as workers, and their emancipation cannot exist without either of them. We must understand that women in prostitution share our struggle and that we are all part of the same revolutionary subject. We must firmly fight against that vision of abolitionists as mere prohibitionists who persecute women in prostitution. Our struggle is against pimps and sex buyers, and hand in hand with prostituted women. If we assume that prostitution has eminently social and economic causes, we recognize that it is undoubtedly connected to their unequal position and economic dependence. Only by overcoming class society can we lay the foundations that will allow us to put an end to prostitution once and for all, just as we must fight against all those ideas which have been inherited and destroy solidarity within the working class. Only through our organization as a class shall we be able to fight against capitalism that profits and reproduces itself thanks to the dehumanization and mercantilisation of our bodies, against the system that condemns us to exploitation in all of its forms. https://www.redspark.nu/en/proletarian-feminism/marxist-leninist-workers-party-spain-analysis-of-prostitution/ Spanish repression, the EU and the left AN EU committee’s recommendation that former Catalonia president Carles Puigdemont and two colleagues be stripped of immunity is no joke. Fellow politicians of the administration he led, which held an unconstitutional independence referendum in 2017, have been punished in Spanish courts with prison terms of up to 13 years. It also stands in stark contrast to the case of Giannis Lagos, a neonazi elected on behalf of Greece’s now banned Golden Dawn, who has also been sentenced to 13 years in jail — for crimes including orchestrating the murder of rapper Pavlos Fyssas — but who currently retains his immunity as an MEP. Hypocrisy is nothing new for the EU, and if the bloc’s silence over the arrest of hundreds of protesters supporting jailed Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel sits uncomfortably with its condemnation of the similar crackdown on demonstrators for the release of Alexei Navalny in Russia, the inconsistency won’t give Brussels power-brokers sleepless nights. What might is the way unrest in Spain is opening up serious debate about the structure of the Spanish state. https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/e/spanish-repression-eu-and-left ‘The System Worked as Designed in Texas; That’s the Really Scary Thing’ CounterSpin interview with Mitch Jones on Texas freeze-outs Janine Jackson: The winter energy crisis in Texas has led to a number of strange scenes, from frozen fish tanks and basements turned into skating rinks to officials claiming that the crisis—in which more than 4 million people were left without electricity or heat, some without water, during a frigid week, and those whose lights stayed on faced eye-popping bills—was caused by the state’s reliance on renewable energy sources. Or, in the words of Gov. Greg Abbott, that it “just shows that fossil fuel is necessary.” Even a critical article on the “disaster foretold” takes the time to spell out: For the record, no one who is well-informed about energy is suggesting that Texas, or, for that matter, the nation or the world, can or should operate without fossil fuels—in at least the next several decades. So will that be the takeaway from this chain of events that, by the way, killed at least 80 people, including an 11-year-old boy found frozen in his bed? A round of fingerpointing among officials, followed by a return to the same set piece of debate about “regulation” versus “freedom,” a kind of ping-pong match on the edge of a cliff, while regular people wonder if we’ll survive the next “unprecedented,” “surprise” catastrophe, or the one after that? https://fair.org/home/the-system-worked-as-designed-in-texas-thats-the-really-scary-thing/
Anybody else got a bit excited when reading the beginning of the Gorbachov headline -_-
Thanks news anon
>>1327185 how that man can still be alive boggles the mind
>>1327168 >https://www.redspark.nu/en/proletarian-feminism/marxist-leninist-workers-party-spain-analysis-of-prostitution/ <Regulationism presents itself as the most favourable alternative for women in prostitution (…) we consider regulationism as a position derived from the most liberal feminism, which approaches it from a totally individual perspective, appealing to women’s autonomy, free choice, and sexual freedom. A debate in these terms completely separates it from the causes that lead women to prostitution, making a special distinction between what is prostitution and what is trafficking, as if one could exist without the other. <We must reject these ideas; the issue surrounding prostitution is not whether the woman wants or does not want to prostitute herself, but whether she wants or desires the sexual act itself. Any sexual consent given by coercion (in this case, economic coercion, money) is a corrupted consent. The legalization of prostitution would in itself give legal cover to the rape of thousands of women. Well put.


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