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News 3/1/21 News Anon 3.0 03/02/2021 (Tue) 00:07:12 No. 1326899 [Reply]
South Korea's Moon says Olympics may be chance for North Korea, U.S. talks Speaking at a ceremony marking the 102nd anniversary of the March 1 Independence Movement Day in Seoul, Moon also said South Korea will work with Japan for the success of the Tokyo Olympics, which could help the two countries recover from the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-independenceday-moon/south-koreas-moon-says-olympics-may-be-chance-for-north-korea-u-s-talks-idUSKCN2AT0ZL?il=0 Kremlin Rejects Research Showing Falling Incomes A Nielsen survey, published Monday, found 53% of Russian respondents said they were worse off as a result of the crisis — that was twice the level recorded by the same survey in September and above the global average of 46%. “We have different data. We consider the conclusions reached by this publication’s authors to be incorrect,” Kommersant cited him as saying. https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/03/01/kremlin-rejects-research-showing-falling-incomes-a73113 Palestinian solidarity group refuses to be silenced after terrorist destination by Israel THE Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network said that it would not be silenced today after Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz designated it as a terrorist organisation. Samidoun said the move was “the latest manifestation of a smear campaign that is intended to silence international support for the Palestinian people and especially the nearly 5,000 Palestinians jailed by the Israeli occupation.” https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/palestinian-solidarity-group-refuses-be-silenced-after-terrorist-destination-israel Court in Israel sentences Palestinian politician Khalida Jarrar to two years in prison Jarrar, a prominent political activist and member of the Marxist-Leninist organisation the Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), was arrested at her home in Ramallah on 31 October 2019, and has since been in detention. The court at the Ofer military base northwest of Jerusalem also ordered her to pay a fine of $1,300. https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palestine-politician-khailda-jarrar-prison-sentenced-court Class dismissed: England’s poorer students ‘five grades behind’ richer ones – report

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Exclusive: Biden in no rush to lift Venezuela sanctions, seeks 'serious steps' by Maduro President Joe Biden’s administration is in “no rush” to lift U.S. sanctions on Venezuela but would consider easing them if President Nicolas Maduro takes confidence-building steps showing he is ready to negotiate seriously with the opposition, a White House official told Reuters. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-usa-exclusive-idUSKCN2AS0FB Marchers Smash Pearl District Windows in Saturday Night ICE Protest At 8 pm on Feb. 27, over 100 black-clad activists gathered in The Fields Park—at the north edge of the Pearl District, home to some the city's most expensive high-rises and more than a mile from the downtown courthouses where most protests have occurred in the past year. https://www.wweek.com/news/2021/02/28/marchers-smash-pearl-district-windows-in-saturday-night-ice-protest/ https://archive.is/02s9Z Fired after organizing, Starbucks baristas turned down a payout and took their bosses to court Philadelphia baristas TJ Bussiere and Echo Nowakowska believe Starbucks illegally fired them for trying to organize a union. And after months of investigation, lawyers for the federal government thought the workers had a case. Cases such as theirs, which allege an employer has violated a worker’s legal right to organize, are rarely decided in court. Most workers avoid the risk of a long legal battle and settle. https://www.inquirer.com/jobs/labor/starbucks-union-fired-nlrb-20210301.html https://archive.is/gMJnf Biden Open to Giving Fewer People Stimulus Checks as 'Weeks' of Delays Loom White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Sunday said that President Joe Biden is still open to lowering the income threshold for the $1,400 stimulus checks in his $1.9 trillion relief package. She also indicated that the direct payments could be delayed by weeks as Democrats figure out the best path forward for the $15 minimum wage measure. https://www.newsweek.com/biden-open-giving-fewer-people-stimulus-checks-weeks-delays-loom-1572686

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Emma Goldman 1911: The Tragedy of Woman’s Emancipation Nevertheless, the position of the working girl is far more natural and human than that of her seemingly more fortunate sister in the more cultured professional walks of life teachers, physicians, lawyers, engineers, etc., who have to make a dignified, proper appearance, while the inner life is growing empty and dead. The narrowness of the existing conception of woman’s independence and emancipation; the dread of love for a man who is not her social equal; the fear that love will rob her of her freedom and independence; the horror that love or the joy of motherhood will only hinder her in the full exercise of her profession--all these together make of the emancipated modern woman a compulsory vestal, before whom life, with its great clarifying sorrows and its deep, entrancing joys, rolls on without touching or gripping her soul. Emancipation, as understood by the majority of its adherents and exponents, is of too narrow a scope to permit the boundless love and ecstasy contained in the deep emotion of the true woman, sweetheart, mother, in freedom. The tragedy of the self-supporting or economically free woman does not lie in too many, but in too few experiences. True, she surpasses her sister of past generations in knowledge of the world and human nature; it is just because of this that she feels deeply the lack of life’s essence, which alone can enrich the human soul, and without which the majority of women have become mere professional automatons. https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/goldman/works/1906/tragedy-women.htm Corporate Media Parrot FBI Talking Points as More Americans Turn to Encrypted Communication Online Before he became a household name as the accused spoiler of the 2016 election, James Comey, FBI director under President Barack Obama, was already well-known in tech circles as a crusader against strong encryption. Still smarting from Edward Snowden’s exposure of the US government’s massive and illegal domestic spying operations, Comey grabbed any microphone he could during the waning years of Obama’s tenure to warn Americans that encryption technology was putting us all at grave risk by causing law enforcement to “go dark.” Cryptography is the art of encoding text or other data such that only those who have the secret key can read it. This data can include anything from messages and records to digital currency—but these days encryption most commonly protects account passwords and other sensitive information as it traverses the internet. Encryption has been around for millennia and, in modern times, it is used on a daily basis by nearly every person living in a technologized society. But like any technology, it can frighten those in power when wielded by the relatively powerless. In the summer of 2015, Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee that encryption had suddenly inspired the FBI “to consider how criminals and terrorists might use advances in technology to their advantage.” https://fair.org/home/corporate-media-parrot-fbi-talking-points-as-more-americans-turn-to-encrypted-communication-online/ Slavoj Zizek feat. Rammstein: ‘We have to live till we die’ is the Covid-era inspiration we all need One piece of wisdom the media bombards us with is that the Covid-19 pandemic taught us about our mortality and biological limitation: we should abandon our dreams about dominating nature and accept our modest place in it. Is there a more sobering lesson than being humiliated and reduced to near-impotence by a virus, a primitive self-reproductive mechanism which some biologists don't even count as a form of life? No wonder that calls for a new ethic of modesty and global solidarity abound. But is this the true lesson to be learned here? What if the problem with living in the shadow of a pandemic is exactly the opposite: not death but life, a strange life that drags on, allowing us neither to live in peace nor to quickly die? So, what should we do with our lives in this predicament? Maybe the Rammstein song “Dalai Lama” indicates the right answer. https://www.rt.com/op-ed/515419-zizek-rammstein-covid-lockdown/
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Thanks news anon

Anonymous 02/19/2021 (Fri) 16:47:27 No. 1323885 [Reply]
why do I see stirner lumped with rand as well as him being worshipped in leftist spaces? Is he leftist or not?
>>1323885 dude, it's the same with the unabomber, or hegel. these people had broader visions than one single political ideology. it's because they were philosophers, not politicians. they explained how they view the world; the interpretation of these views can bring you to one polical spectrum or the other. READ THEM INSTEAD OF ASKING THIS STUPID QUESTION FFS.
i honestly really want those replicas
>>1323885 >why do I see stirner lumped with rand Because both liked to use the term "egoism" to name their philosophies, but they have absolutely nothing to do with eachother. Rand was a moralist who belived in an objective and universal moral truth, which was the concept of natural rights (life, property and liberty), self-ownership, individual realization and non-agression. Stirner on the other hand denyed the existence of any objective moral truth or rights, instead he focused on his own goals and desires without any need to respect abstractions such as "good" "bad" "god" "rights" or "property", he only respected he´s own will. >him being worshipped in leftist spaces? He is not really worshiped in leftist spaces, at most he is taken into account and somewhat respected, and thats only among some anarchists, there are a lot of other anarchists who criticise him and of course the statist left despises him. >Is he leftist or not? Absolutely not, he was post-leftist before the term "post-left" even existed. The reason some people misunderstand him as leftist is because he asociated himself with other left anarchists and prefered organizing in communes. But here´s the key, he didn´t "defend" communal property as a concept, he didn´t make a moral statement about it, he didn´t plan to organize a society based on said model of property, he simply prefered it as a personal choice based only on his own individual will. He didn´t defend communism because it was "fair" or "egalitarian" not even because it was "liberating" or "the right thing to do", he simply did it because it personally benefited him to do so, because that was hes will.

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Anonymous 02/24/2021 (Wed) 09:43:56 No. 1325434 [Reply]
>From Jesus to Marx >From Marx to Communist >From Communist to Socialist >From Socialist to Foucault >From Foucault to Liberal >From Liberal to Nietzsche >From Nietzsche to Capitalist Is there a single leftist that doesn't follow this pattern ?
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>>1325887 when they witness the tr00n, they have no other options but seek refuge in God
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>>1325895 BEGONE /POL/FAG
I wish becoming a capitalist was that easy.
>>1326809 It was for white boomers
>>1325434 Once you hit the extremes without reading any books, you're an autist who would flipflop anyways. Probably prone to cultism too. At some point, you need to independently reach some spot that you reached through examining a lot of perspectives.

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ITT: Exasperating shit you constantly hear from right-wingers and fashoids Anonymous 02/20/2021 (Sat) 18:41:26 No. 1324415 [Reply]
>"The Nazis were actually socialists." >"The leftist liberals are going to..." >"...Biden's radical socialist agenda..." >Variations of "The radical leftist/socialist/communist/anarchist/ANTIFA Democrats want to take away your guns" ad nauseum
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>>1324664 >Almost like this hyperbolic bullshit is all part of a unified strategy to subvert the extremes by making them feel the need to attach to the center, due to believing that the other side is already all controlled by extremists. Yeah, this is why I don't like when leftists call things like ICE or the police fascist. Not because I think they're good, but because I think they're bad. It makes it seem like the more bad something is, the more fascist it is, when in reality an institution like the police have been an institution of bourgeoisie liberalism for hundreds of yeas before fascism existed. Overall, when you call everything you don't like fascist, it has the consequence of making bourgeoisie "democracy" look good.
"Communists are transhumanists"
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As frustrating as it is to deal with in a conversation with someone who believes it, the Poe's Law-ness of so much of it is pretty hilarious.
>>1324649 wow you definitely understand leftism anon
>brits invented the caste system

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we need to come to terms with some possibilities Anonymous 02/06/2021 (Sat) 08:48:26 No. 1316425 [Reply]
1. Communism never comes and capitalism lives until 2050. 2. 2050 comes and falling profits cause everything to go haywire and we all die. or 2050 comes and falling profits cause everything to go haywire and capitalism falls and we achieve socialism. source: https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/economics/policy-challenges-for-the-next-50-years_5jz18gs5fckf-en ------------------------------------- PLACE YOUR BETS https://wheeldecide.com/index.php?c1=We%27re+Fucked&c2=We%27re+Not+Fucked&t=Are+we+fucked%3F&time=5 PLACE YOUR BETS CAUSE LIFE AINT GETTIN' ANY BETTER IF WE'RE FUCKED
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>>1316712 this.
>>1326811 other anon here. nothing says RoP has to ever reach zero. it could conceivably approach zero asymptotically. over time porky may transform back into landed gentry
>>1326811 Nothing is inevitable, the rate of profit has stagnated under neoliberalism due to capitalist's no longer increasing investment as a share of their income.
>>1316712 >The Nazis already won, we just need to keep communism going as martyrs for the sake of truth - Anon, 1942
In 2050 I'll be 63 :'(

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post cringe pics you got from your rightoid friends Anonymous 03/01/2021 (Mon) 11:31:41 No. 1326695 [Reply]
Me first:
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>>1326695 Perfect talent,wasted opportunity,kinda prefer pic related,and i dont even like capeshit that much.
>>1326697 the Kirby one is great

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Anonymous 02/09/2021 (Tue) 21:33:16 No. 1319758 [Reply] [Last]
why are so many leftists focused on identity politics and other progressive shit examples: >you are NOT socialist if you dont support and promote LGBTATAG++ rights >if you have any traditional values you're a nazi/reactionary that should be killed I just want worker rights man, all this crap just makes me uncomfortable
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stop getting trolled, you dumbasses only reply to shitposts with more shitposts
>>1319758 CIA invented modern "leftism"
>>1319810 > especially the over-educated and over-useless social science graduates of the USA What are they wrong about?
>>1319764 This is the main point and it is correct. However, OP: >"all this crap just makes me uncomfortable" That's fine. But then go out there and try to meet some gays or trans people, or do whatever it is you think would stop making you feel this way. I'm not trying to judge or shame you, but if you find it bothersome that some men like it in the ass or some people have a darker skin complexion that's a personal problem. Don't expect that you can be an asshole to people who genuinely feel their alienation and oppression along racial or gender identity lines and they just have to take it cause "muh materialist conception of society". Doesn't work like that in real life.
>>1320784 Why? It's irrelevant whether or not the question is asked sincerely. Many people come into the thread with genuine curiosity on the topic and it's good to have some people here to give good answers.

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Anonymous 03/01/2021 (Mon) 18:54:28 No. 1326804 [Reply]
Why are communists this retarded?
User was banned for supporting cockfighting

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Slavery Anonymous 03/01/2021 (Mon) 15:03:57 No. 1326740 [Reply]
Iam wondering why in America slavery is portrayed in a black vs white narrative. This is annoying me greatly because it is becomming the prevailing narrative in the rest of the world aswell with all the damage it causes. Here is a video of a more realistic take on it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nuVhEdAgOY
>>1326740 I believe this has to do with the democratic party needing the black vote. People on welfare and not believing there is anny hope of succes keeps people dependant. M i missing something?
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Same reason this man got called white
>>1326760 u cant zip zoop da bip boop XD
>>1326740 It's true that racialsing slavery is historical revisionism, but Sowell simping for the East India company as liberating India from slavery is ultra cringe.
>>1326740 That video ignores the Servile Wars when it says there was no serious challenge to slavery in previous epochs. Also slavery was greatly reduced within European and Asiatic feudalism as serfdom was seen as superior to outright slavery were the lord had responsibilities that southern plantation didn't have like training and arming their serfs into peasant armies to fight in wars for their crown. The Atlantic slave trade saw slaves as simple animals of burden rather then servants bound to the estates of the nobility that the European feudal system saw serfs as. Thus the Atalanta slave trade was a regression of the feudal ideals regarding forced labor that only was possible through hyper racism against blacks.

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idk what 4/pol/ has against you. Anonymous 01/22/2021 (Fri) 20:29:33 No. 1301299 [Reply]
You guys are cool.
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>>1301299 our mere existence fucks with their entire narrative of cringe libtards vs based redpillers
>>1301310 But you don't reject political correctness, you don't ruin any fantasy but conform to a caricature
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>>1316031 In jobs and sectors where the consumer is the local community, like bakeries, department stores, grocery stores, or even libraries, then having the consumer on board to work together and help make decisions with the workers is important. A lot of these could also be merged like how Walmart has a bakery, parts store, gardening, etc. There will be elections where a county's people can nominate themselves similar to a democracy, and get reserved positions in the county's cooperative if they win the elections. These people will have their ideas on what the community needs, so the people will decide by voting on who represents their needs most. The workers now will have a direct line to the community and their needs since the community voted for those people, and can work to get these needs satisfied and can avoid investing into something the community does not need. It is important to have the consumer's voice in these cases because workplaces can act like an echo chamber and can make them take decisions that are very disconnected from the community's needs. Similar to how companies would invest and make failed products that sure, can be cool, but no body wanted it to begin with, or that need is already satisfied by other better products. You obviously don't need consumers in power plants for example, since their needs can just be boiled down to a number of megawatts to meet.
>>1326478 Cope harder faggot
>>1301949 No matter how many times you say it, rightoids refuse to believe you.

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