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will translate any russian text under 20k words Comrade 05/18/2020 (Mon) 22:38:49 No. 1688 [Reply] [Last]
it should take me a couple of days max to do so. drop links, pdfs, images if it's larger than 20k lmk and i'll think about it i'll also do belarusian if needed
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>>1705 just saw this. should be finished by sunday.
>>>/leftypol/417827 What about something from Lev Chernyi? He seems to be interesting but it is hard to find anything from him in English.
>>1738 send me a link to something and i'll get to work
>>1690 finished. let me know if there are any issues.
>>1750 Thanks for the work comrade

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Comrade 05/23/2020 (Sat) 01:48:15 No. 1747 [Reply] [Last]
Any good books on the events of May '68? Hopefully from a modern day perspective. Documentaries are also welcomed. I was looking into The Imaginary Revolution: Parisian Students and Workers in 1968 by Michael Seidman, but couldn't find any pdfs, so if you have one that you could share that'd be great.

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MMt,Rate of Profit and Marxist economics Comrade 05/18/2020 (Mon) 15:05:31 No. 1683 [Reply] [Last]
Hello anons, as you could guess from the title of the thread my question is: Assuming Marx's LTRPF is true, in a moment in which low profitability gives birth to crisis can't the government (acting in an MMT framework) simply act to employ the unemployed with good wages thereby raising in this way demand for consumer goods and then the rate of profit via price increases? Or is there something am i missing?
>>1683 personnaly, I think that one big limitation to this may be natural ressources (or its lack of). I don't think marx thought of that, as states were at his time in history, not at the size (or economic power) they have now

Knowledge/Skill Exchange Comrade 04/23/2020 (Thu) 10:50:52 No. 1291 [Reply] [Last]
Here we post our fields of expertise, in hopes to share the knowledge with our fellow comrades. Ask any questions to comrades in this thread regarding their skills, and post your own. Maybe we can create a chat eventually to teach things at a more in depth level. Me: Native English speaker, very good at math, okay at similar sciences, and computer science, can help with music regarding drums/guitar/songwriting etc. I'm particularly interested in learning Chinese (Mandarin), I've just started learning some basics, if anyone has any advice or resources for learning that would be great.
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>>1307 I can help point you in the right direction, what level of math/phys are you at the moment and where would you like to be?
>>1308 If you want some leftist news in French, I can recommend you Le Média https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT67YOMntJxfRnO_9bXDpvw
bumping this for the potential
Me: Uni educated marketer. Can do most forms of digital advertising, print, strategy, copy but main strength is being a generalist who leans towards strategy and appreciating proper research. Learning (slowly) basic css/html and SEO. Also planning to read more economics after finishing Kapital vol.1. Would like to pick up Spanish again sometime in the future.
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Any online programs for learning music notes we know of?

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Comrade 05/18/2020 (Mon) 19:52:02 No. 1687 [Reply] [Last]
What is morality to you? Do you think at the end of your life you will be judged by a god for your actions?
>>1687 spooky
no
Ever since I was a kid I have never been afraid of hell, the feeling of unfairness for even having the chance of being sent there overcame my fear of the supposed eternal fire and pain. To this day when I think about being judged by an above figure I can only think "this is such bullshit"

Comrade 05/20/2020 (Wed) 04:16:47 No. 1710 [Reply] [Last]
Does anyone have documents showing any historical inaccuracies or other inaccuracies in "Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat."
>>1711 and thats all you need

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What is postmodernism? Comrade 05/21/2020 (Thu) 05:47:18 No. 1728 [Reply] [Last]
explain in simple terms pls
shit
A "rejection of meta-narratives", among other things.
https://youtu.be/zmYegIGhwtc good series of videos explaining it https://youtu.be/cSFbP8NYffE not as in depth but also good
>>1728 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya-kIBby-cM (recommend watching this entire series tbh. Bonus: the guy himself was a leftist, very familiar with Marx, got denied tenure at the college because of union organising work) There are two kind of views on this >Postmodernism is an ideological system with a bunch of specific statements or content like the >>1730 rejection of metanarratives, breaking the fourth wall, the death of the author, the deconstruction and disruption of established forms, etc. etc. <This is fucking dogshit, who gives a fuck, it's just a bag of beliefs and views and ways to analyse literature in the 1980s English department and 1990s Architecture grant market >Postmodernism is an attempt to understand these new developments in culture, from a Marxist and critical theory viewpoint, and trying to work out from culture what was happening in the base, in the same way as one analyses an animal's shit (culture) to determine a sickness in its gut (economic structure). This is especially important because the postmodern really got going hardcore post-1991, i.e. post USSR, post "death of communism". between 1968 and 1991 (or say 1998) we saw capitalist culture transition into a new awful condition, and our job is to understand it. <This is based and good and I recommend it highly Read: >Guy Debord (Society of the Spectacle; and, Comments on the Society of the Spectacle) >Frederic Jameson (Postmodernism, Or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism; a bunch of other shit) >early-mid career Slavoj Zizek (The Sublime Object of Ideology; works generally up to, say, Welcome to the Desert of the Real) >Baudrillard (System of Objects and Simulacra and Simulacrum)

Comrade 05/20/2020 (Wed) 11:13:36 No. 1719 [Reply] [Last]
I know asking this is futile due to how comprehensive it is, but what are some good philosophy books to get a well rounded education on Philosophy? It could be anywhere from college introduction textbooks to actual works. inb4 start with the greeks!

Historian 03/27/2020 (Fri) 09:19:41 No. 79 [Reply] [Last]
ITT people who were worse than Hitler
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>>1495 Stop it. We're not posting based people
>>1461 Churchill's greatest hits include leading one of the most disastrous offensives of WWI, being war secretary of Britain and supporting allied intervention in Russia which left millions of dead, using chemical attacks against kurds and russians, wanting to bomb the USSR, the Bengal famine, planning to start WW3, ousting Mossadegh in Iran, repressing workers during protests like the Tonypandy riots, and more. He's somehow still taught as a hero of freedom and democracy everywhere by liberals and neocons
Edward Bernays
A lot of Hitler’s little henchmen were more sadistic and cruel than he was Case in point: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskar_Dirlewanger

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