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MASSIVE FUCKING POLICE LEAK Anonymous 06/22/2020 (Mon) 18:04:00 No. 630840 [Reply] [Last]
269 GB OF CONFIRMED INTERNAL POLICE DOCUMENTS LEAKED PC Mag article: http://archive.is/NqESN Forbes article: http://archive.vn/b9N45
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>>662512 no ones been able to download yet
>>653071 RCP are a shrinking cult of a party. They're one of the worst orgs in the country alongside Black Hammer and various Red Guard groups. You'd accomplish more feeding homeless with a bunch of post-left anarchist idiots or handing out papers with annoying Trots than getting involved with RCP.
>>663070 I agree!
>>664195 Read some Avakian if you're so interested in the party. He's been its chairman since the beginning. I doubt you'll be very interested after that.
>>631199 >tracked down It's a public website, broskie. you don't need to be fucking sherlock.

News 7/2/20 News Anon 3.0 07/02/2020 (Thu) 19:59:31 No. 661761 [Reply] [Last]
Facing crisis, Cuba calls on citizens to grow more of their own food Communist Party activists are signing up in some provinces to do voluntary work in the fields while authorities have distributed leaflets to neighborhood leaders in towns and cities on expanding family farming. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-cuba-urban-gardens/facing-crisis-cuba-calls-on-citizens-to-grow-more-of-their-own-food-idUSKBN2402P1 The U.K. Denies Venezuela Access to Gold for Food and Medicines The United Kingdom's High Court Thursday decided that opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido can access 31 tons of Venezuelan gold held in the Bank of England, which prevents President Nicolas Maduro's administration from using those resources to fight the pandemic. https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/uk-denies-venezuela-access-to-gold-for-food-and-medicines-20200702-0003.html Why Japan scrapped a $4 billion missile defense purchase from the U.S. Using advanced radar and SM3 interceptor missiles, Aegis Ashore was meant to complement the Japan's seven Aegis destroyers and Patriot PAC-3 surface-to-air missile systems. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/aegis-ashore-japan-scraps-us-purchase-missile-defense-outrage-at-home-trump-distracted/ Palestinian civil society rejects EU's conditional funding "The EU's imposition of the clause and restrictive measures constitutes the criminalisation of the Palestinian liberation struggle and its freedom fighters based on Western criteria and standards," said Lubnah Shomali, the spokeswoman for the anti-EU conditional funding campaign. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/palestinian-civil-society-rejects-eu-conditional-funding-200630103345711.html https://archive.is/8Qfae

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>>662924 There's more than a little effort being spent by idpolers to cancel authors for perceived (and sometimes real) slights, it's not just an issue of historiography.
Leftist noob here Why are communists so bad at food and agriculture?
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I would like to remind everyone that nearly every person in the united states supports pulling out of not only Afghanistan, but, pulling out of the entire middle east at this point and our senators shot down a bill proposing just that 60-33 60-33
>>662940 They aren't. The US government is typically just a fuck.
>Australian state Labor government’s police arrest refugee protesters My friend was among them. She used to be hot

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Has it begun? Anonymous 07/02/2020 (Thu) 20:24:05 No. 661858 [Reply] [Last]
Has the final ecological collapse begun? If so, what should socialists do in this phase
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>>663012 You think upper-middle class suburbanites leaving the lights off, not mowing their laws, or buying an electric SUV is going to save us? Maybe you should check the actual ecological footprint of all this "ethical consumption". And again relying on petite-bouj/PMC consoomers to stop climate change is like relying on porkies to abolish capitalism. Greenhouse emissions overwhelmingly originate from a tiny percentage of the world population, so telling the rest of us to "live frugally" to "make a difference" is not only fucking insulting, it's outright wrong.
>>662339 lmao look at this theorylet
>>663012 even in capitalist terms supply creates demand. The economy has to stop burning oil to make a dent you fucking idiot. It's not something you can consoom your way out of.
>>662922 I live on a barrier island, so no, unless it somehow turns into annecy anytime soon
>>663051 >You think upper-middle class suburbanites leaving the lights off, not mowing their laws, or buying an electric SUV is going to save us? It might. Ecological crisis is not linear, we have reasons to believe there may be an eventual qualitative change in the destruction once enough damage has accumulated. No one can guess where those thresholds might be. Solutions require systemic change, but in the meantime, every small thing matters. >Maybe you should check the actual ecological footprint of all this "ethical consumption". Irrelevant, as consumer demand for "ethical" goods does not come on top of everything else but replaces part of it. The efficiency trap isn't generally applicable here. The opportunity to market greenwashed products also got porky to develop actual viable sustainable technologies, that would be worth tons even if the physical net effect so far was harmful. >>663974 turns out progress toward being eventually able to stop burning oil under capitalism requires consooming our way into market incentives for developing new technology. since you can't go back in time and do the revolution thirty years ago, we're a lot better off having done something rather than nothing.

Why do so many famous communist figures sound like heroes from legend? Anonymous 06/28/2020 (Sun) 14:51:06 No. 648296 [Reply] [Last]
Seriously, so many of them seem so larger than life
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i mean, Kropotkin was a prince of a slave owning monarchy when he completely rejected the regime and became a anarchist communist, rejecting both the exploitation and oppression of his family, then he got imprisoned, escaped and got banished for years until he returned to his homeland when it was finally freed, a lot of parallels with Mozes, also Makhno before the Russian civil war was the leader of a robin hood like group, these people are surprisingly similar to famous stories, also dont forget Lenin and his revenge story leading the greatest revolution Russia has seen after his brother got killed in a assassination attempt on the tsar
Because they are the underdogs fighting for the wellbeing of the many against the oppressors, often at the expense of their own lifes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3Ivxr_f6oI >Belarus Celebrates Independence Day: New Era of Agriculture Starts in Belorussia
>>648309 This is based. >>648528 This is cringe.
>>648296 Because they knew what they were doing.

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Welcoming Newcomers to Posadism Anonymous 06/30/2020 (Tue) 00:19:57 No. 653132 [Reply] [Last]
With the new influx of visitors it seemed the right time to start a brand new thread about Posadism. For those who have not heard or know about Posadism, it is well known Trot sect that found its Origins in Argentina by J. Posadas. To further get indulged into the ideology basic reading will be provided below of some of his selected works http://quatrieme-internationale-posadiste.org/pdf_texte/EN/FutureOfHumanity.pdf http://quatrieme-internationale-posadiste.org/pdf_texte/EN/JP-Childbearing-in-space-JP-final.pdf http://quatrieme-internationale-posadiste.org/pdf_texte/EN/JP-Flying-Saucers-JP-final.pdf http://quatrieme-internationale-posadiste.org/pdf_texte/EN/JP-Flying-Saucers-JP-final.pdf http://quatrieme-internationale-posadiste.org/book_pdf/EN/1_whatisasoviet.pdf If there are any other questions I would be happy to inform you with any and all dumbass questions my fellow comrades may ask as I know they will be coming.
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LABOUR IS POSADIST
BIG POSADIST TIDDIES
>>660353 >i downloaded all the pdfs i downloaded all the pdfs >and im planning on reading them and im planning on reading them
>>663818 ayy lmaos? is that you?
Here's an old post someone made on trying to find a core in Posadas' ideas about the future that the author can take seriously, even though he doesn't believe in alliances with aliens or revolution via nuclear war: https://archive.is/7VV6t

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Anonymous 06/30/2020 (Tue) 20:05:58 No. 655980 [Reply] [Last]
Do you support Hong Kong protests? No such thread in catalog
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>>663727 >>663714 what did i say that you think is a “CIA talking point”
>>656025 cucks
>>663739 I'm just saying that their interests are not aligned to China’s. >India Violent Boarder disputes >Butan Violent Boarder disputes >Thailand Historically has taken a pro-US foreign policy, has good relations with all the other countries mentioned >Vietnam History of the third Indochina war, as well as Parcel Islands and Spratly Islands dispute and >Taiwan Major disputes with China and seeing what’s going on with HK they are unlikely to reunify. >Japan Senkaku Islands dispute as well as major historical animosity and China’s rise has displaced Japanese economic power. >SK Major historical animosity and China’s rise has displaced South Korean economic power.
The protests are based in the sense that they're resistance to PRC imperialism, but the American interference is cringe. If you unironically think China is a socialist force in the world, kill yourself. Literally the only response Xiposters know to any criticism of China is "muh CIA glowblack king" and then they pull the sinophobe card. The way they accuse you of sinophobia for criticising China is the exact same tactic that Israel uses in the face of critics. >noooo but some ML e-whore on twitter told me china is based!!!! Leftists that defend China are as cancer as the reactionaries that stan Poland and the Christcucks that stan Israel. China is not your friend. China literally funds the Filipino government in their war against Maoists over there and they also helped India crack down on Naxalites iirc. If you live outside of America, China is probably trying to increase their influence there, whether its through Chinese real estate investors buying up properties or buying parts of your country's territory to build ports in.
>>663756 They have conflicting interests, but at the same time they are also stuck being China's neighbors or near neighbors. Realistically, just to match China, all of them have to stick together, and then they are in the unenviable position of being a dispersed coalition going against a unified opponent occupying the central position. Those are not winning cards, and as time goes on it's more likely that at least some of those opponents will accommodate China rather than confront it, making the potential coalition even less attractive, leading to more defections along the line. Not to mention that many of the more powerful opponents are also checked by Chinese allies - Pakistan, Myanmar and the DPRK. For this reason I don't think we will get a counterbalancing coalition, though that would certainly be the best outcome for the US. Of course it's possible that miscalculations and escalations lead to a conflict that China wins, but at the cost of killing the goose that lays the golden eggs (integration in global economy and importation of raw materials via sea routes), before the OBOR checks that possibility. But for that you need to find a willing kamikaze country first.

Anonymous 07/03/2020 (Fri) 01:37:15 No. 662543 [Reply] [Last]
Are you actually working class?
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>>662751 >PMC What exactly is this term?
>>663680 Some countries e.g the UK have made up "social classes" that don't correspond to Marxist classes (real ones)
>>664423 Anyone making more money than starvation wages as a mcds frycook
yeas

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Is America encoded into the "DNA" of modern capitalism? Anonymous 07/02/2020 (Thu) 21:58:12 No. 662123 [Reply] [Last]
Basically, from everything I've seen America is more intertwined with Capital than any imperialist hegemon in history. American greenbacks are the life-blood of modern capitalism, American militarism are its muscles, and for a long-time American finance capital was the brain. Modern capitalism can almost be called "Americanism" for how much of itself the US put into the construction of the new capitalist world system following the World Wars. Can it be argued that modern capitalism is synonymous with US dominance? Is the US the beating heart at the core of 21st Century capitalist imperialism?
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>>662144 So it is only supremely fitting that the end of neoliberalism coincides with the end of US hegemony?
>>662123 Yes. If we thanos snapped the americans capitalism would still exist, but it would be qualitatively different than how it currently exists. Just because neoliberalism, fascism, socdem, etc are all reactionary, capitalist ideologies does not mean they are identical.
>>662123 Yeah. The current capitalism is America flavored.
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No, not really, the US ruling class and their machinations of power and influence is more of a stalling mechanism, that hinders the world from moving on. America technically is a continent of which the US is a part off. Even if you take America to mean the US, then the majority of the US population does not, and never has support(ed) the neo-liberal project either. Neo-liberalism has always been a minoritarian project to re-impose financialisation on the world by means of blackmail and terror, and represents a regression from the post WW2 soc-dem version of semi nationalised capitalism. American flavored capitalism probably ends in the mid 80s, the capitalism we have now has a residual elements of that, but it's become a mostly flavourless horror.

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Anonymous 07/03/2020 (Fri) 07:29:01 No. 662976 [Reply] [Last]
Hey, i'm looking for the video of Corneliu Zedrea Codreanu getting executed, thanks
That exists?
I don't think the footage of Codreanu exists but I have the footage of Ion Antonescu's execution https://youtu.be/9w8uUVSq1nM
>>662976 Pretty sure he was killed by the police on purpose to prevent a backlash
>>663010 thanks comrade, i was mistaken in thinking the video was of czc, fascist scum is the same to me

Anonymous 07/02/2020 (Thu) 22:42:08 No. 662210 [Reply] [Last]
Is it worth it to vote for Dems in like Local and State elections? The Texas senate race is coming up
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>>662317 /thread
>>662322 It was the green party.
I wouldn't mind having the Red Guards work their magic on any of the Senate contenders tee bee cue aitch

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