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>How can you call yourselves leftist politically incorrect? /leftypol/ posters are allowed to voice opinions that offend liberals, SJWs, and so on. All sects on the left are allowed to post on /leftypol/, leading to plenty of fighting and shitflinging between leftists, which other forums might ban. However, this was only a minor consideration in the naming of /leftypol/. Since the concept is simply a leftist version of /pol/, the entire name of /pol/ was retained. >I'm not a leftist can I post here? Non-leftists can come here to ask questions. Board moderation here is more focused on maintaining a good board index, so non-leftists have to be on better behavior as OP than they do as participants in someone else's thread. If you aren't b8ing or shitposting, your thread is likely to stay up. >Are you liberals? Are you SJWs? Do you like Clinton? Are you all Zionists??? No liberals here. We hate the Democrat party. As for Israel, leftism is anti-Zionist. It is not anti-Jew. Unlike /pol/, /leftypol/ fully supports Palestinians, and doesn't think they're "mudslimes". Pretending to be an SJW or Zionist will very likely get you banned. >Why did you leave /pol/ and why does this board exist? /leftypol/ existed to help the 8chan community focus on leftist topics without being slid or flooded to death, and now has moved to Bunkerchan as constant alt-right chud murderers and Qanon boomers killed 8chan. >Do you support gun control? While posters on /leftypol/ have varying stances on gun control (training requirements, mental health checks, etc.), they are overwhelmingly in favor of arming the proletariat. >Do you support "national" socialism? No.
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/index.htm https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1875/gotha/index.htm https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/wage-labour/index.htm ^^^Absolute beginner material^^^ More Marx and Engels: https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/sw/index.htm Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ Other Selected Marxists https://www.marxists.org/archive/selected-marxists.htm Classical Works Recommended To High-Ranking Cadres https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-8/mswv8_56.htm Many important books can be found on libgen: http://gen.lib.rus.ec/ Libcom has some good books/documents: https://libcom.org/library Other links: https://archive.is/L8uFD Various assortment of historical and biographical works. https://archive.org/search.php?query=uploader%3A%22kocotosi%40gmail.com%22&sort=-publicdate -------------------------------------- >During the last few years I've been saving and collecting thousands of pdfs and it's time to share them with you, especially since I've noticed that there are a lot of newfags joining the board recently. Some of these were actually uploaded years ago, but I had not shared them with anyone until now. I'd recommend that you don't skip any of them even if they're not your specific ideology because they all have lots of interesting stuff. If anyone has more links with pdfs, feel free to post them here. Enjoy! >The Leftist Bookshelf (4.16 GB, 600+ files) https://mega.nz/#F!QUFQSBja!hPbmmLolJBGwSQ848nncnw This was originally a torrent but I can't find the link anymore. Its description was: "640 eBooks, mostly in PDF format (a bunch are CHM, DJVU or ePUB), from a revolutionary Leftist viewpoint. The main subjects are politics and philosophy, history, economics, and much much more." >Political Theory (MLM) (2.64 GB, 550+ files) https://mega.nz/#F!4M1FnTgI!CdM8WWjpBC_UHGCJk9AHzA I found this on reddit years ago (circa 2016) Don't really remember who made it or where it came from, but this is a reading course (politics, philosophy, economics, etc) focused on Maoism. Has many books and articles on the USSR, PRC, Stalin, Mao, etc. >The Anarchist Library (669 MB, 4000+ files) https://mega.nz/#F!gRFkQCLY!5gUkmaubpp_P_yKLZiBJ9Q This is a complete mirror of the anarchist library with pdfs and epubs >Little Bunker of Marxism-Leninism (680 MB, 100+ files) https://mega.nz/#F!0QtCiI7L!MJZJk-SdjyBuBZOuNJuOPQ Unfinished project focused on M-L with more than 100 books on several topics like history, economics, politics, etc. Lots of stuff on the USSR. >Historical Materialism series (330 MB, 100+ files) https://mega.nz/#F!9IkymYBZ!B8vB2yDP0Qv_-DPS2ro-HA A pdf archive of over 100 books from the Historical Materialism book series. I got this from thecharnelhouse.org years ago and the website had released many marxist books from other publishers but unfortunately it's been taken down. >/leftypol/ with a slash of liberty (239 MB, 100+ files) https://mega.nz/#F!sFMQXJ6J!JboByVCZScC6Jq2YXE0Exw I didn't make this, just reuploading it. This is a classic /leftypol/ link, marxist stuff mixed with anarchism. >Marx & Engels Collected Works (900+ MB, 50 files) https://mega.nz/#F!BJEmkQiZ!vylIbCWFrqIeYaLiuN2szg The official, complete works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels organized in 50 volumes and 3 categories. ----------------- Freudo-Marxist Reading List Freud https://mega.nz/#F!UbRFwAxJ!o4DbRUmJyENBRiug3QYF_A Lacan https://mega.nz/#F!9kpS3KTJ!7FiS5rl5rX8Z64BP4dhGww Zizek https://mega.nz/#F!ryphUQyb!cytASzODw-zpiMIZl4BSfA -------------- book troves from 4chan /his/ https://mega.nz/#F!dlZlDbqL!TXG5bGvWufONkrQAL7b7jA https://mega.nz/#F!HbBXzIjC!AjsOUnEGMpcQPrWQG_MdEQ ---------------- The old leftybooks torrent. magnet:?xt=urn:btih:ea25beb379477842994b284c8dabec7154b003de&dn=Leftybooks&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.leechers-paradise.org%3A6969&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.demonii.com%3A1337&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fexodus.desync.com%3A6969
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>>668814 >pinning AND anchoring a thread very stalinist dialectical synthesis. needs more hegel.
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Inequality in general is so much worse than most people realize and there's plenty of information that proves it. So, where to start? The ultra-rich are hoarding as much as $32 trillion ($32,000,000,000,000) in offshore accounts to avoid taxes. (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-offshore-wealth-idUSBRE86L03U20120722 ) As a way to understand just how much 32 trillion is, let's use time as an example. One million seconds is 12 days, and one billion seconds is 31.7 years. That's already a massive difference between a million and a billion, but how much is 32 trillion seconds? It's over a million years. Most people know that wealth inequality is a huge issue, but they don't understand just how bad it is. Here's an example: If you had a job that paid you $2,000 an hour, and you worked full time (40 hours a week) with no vacations, and you somehow managed to save all of that money and not spend a single cent of it, you would still have to work more than 25,000 years until you had as much money as Jeff Bezos. I've been researching this issue for years because I was shocked at just how bad it really is, and I've put together some information to help illustrate it. IMF study on the concept of 'trickle-down economics' https://qz.com/429487/a-new-imf-study-debunks-trickle-down-economics/ Graphs: Possibly the most important graph ever: productivity is increasing but wages are stagnant, all the profit is going to the wealthy https://i.postimg.cc/Qtv9Sh1R/Screen-Shot-2013-03-08-at-11-36-19-AM.png Distribution of U.S. income https://i.postimg.cc/HLsykSTP/OSX-Ethics-08-04-Avg-Income.jpg Distribution of average U.S. income growth during expansions https://i.postimg.cc/Qdq7sLZT/qDWnA4s.jpg Income inequality in the U.S. compared to western Europe https://i.postimg.cc/XYW5TjmW/inequality.jpg Inequality is still an issue in Europe though, here's the distribution of German wealth https://i.postimg.cc/DZwSd504/screen-shot-2018-01-31-at-12-07-49-am.png U.S. economic mobility compared to other developed countries https://i.postimg.cc/j5DnzLwH/Relative-Social-Mobility-of-Wealthy-Nations-2-1024x639.jpg Taxes for the richest Americans have plummeted over the last 50 years https://gfycat.com/fakecandiddungbeetle Amazing info-graphic about U.S. economics over time https://i.redd.it/e8t78dn0d5h21.png In addition to all of that, there's another layer of inequality as well https://i.redd.it/e4uoe4w8z6r31.jpg Videos: A fantastic video that quickly illustrates wealth inequality in America https://youtu.be/QPKKQnijnsM How American CEOs got so rich https://youtu.be/ylLTMYt24lA What corporations want has more of an effect on U.S. law than what the public wants https://youtu.be/5tu32CCA_Ig The origins of conservatism https://youtu.be/E4CI2vk3ugk Neoliberalism explained https://youtu.be/7gQFvf19Jec Why inequality matters https://youtu.be/XLJl0AdhPjE Beware fellow plutocrats: pitchforks are coming https://youtu.be/q2gO4DKVpa8 Rich people don't create jobs https://youtu.be/CKCvf8E7V1g What the 1% don't want you to know https://youtu.be/QzQYA9Qjsi0 The Money Masters https://youtu.be/HBk5XV1ExoQ?t=22 Articles: Study shows it's better to be born dumb and rich than poor and smart https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/12/would-you-rather-be-born-smart-or-rich/281828/ Small farms are being consolidated up into big agriculture https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2011/07/23/concentration-in-u-s-agriculture/ "Is curing patients a sustainable business model?" https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/11/goldman-asks-is-curing-patients-a-sustainable-business-model.html This scientific study concluded that banks can create money out of thin air https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1057521914001070 Being poor reduces your odds of being in a relationship https://www.bbc.com/news/business-40894089 Peasants had less work time than you http://groups.csail.mit.edu/mac/users/rauch/worktime/hours_workweek.html A few families in Canada own as much wealth as 3 provinces in Canada https://globalnews.ca/news/4360299/wealth-inequality-canada/
An OK discussion that was archived and somewhat cleaned up on the Labor Theory of Value, discussing against an absolute libertarian brainlet: >>638070
Imperialism Michael Parenti: Globalization, the "New" Imperialism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnhYOvPvNEQ Michael Hudson: Resisting Empire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xluStDQp9yE The Face of Imperialism-Michael Parenti- part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKhRE61VE0E History is Marching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S-CwVJxxug Fascism What is Fascism - Dr. Taimur Rahman Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fe9PUFW0Uk&t Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXUOqnnVlnk Marxist Economic Theory and Beyond A Marxist response to Jordan Peterson (An introduction to Marxism and historical materialism) - Dr. Taimur Rahman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42eJu22scY8 Marxism 101: How Capitalism is Killing Itself with Dr. Richard Wolff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P97r9Ci5Kg Crisis and Openings: Introduction to Marxism - Richard D Wolff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9Whccunka4 Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: How Capitalism Works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGmEUR3gDew Left Out: Michael Hudson on Junk Economics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6y35aO_fpU Empire and Economics: The Long History of Debt-Cancelation from Antiquity to Today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4DkZ3CWFOk Dr. Michael Hudson: Economic Lessons for 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nluLNA30e8k Kapitalism 101 Labor Theory of Value video series (and accompanying text) https://kapitalism101.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/law-of-value-introduction/ UMass Econ 305 Marxism lectures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w12bkm9g8o&list=PL8B2364D7C0D31D63 Reading list for the lectures can be found here: https://web.archive.org/web/20150319041344/http://courses.umass.edu/econ305b/Econ305ReadingList_for_VideoLectures.pdf Anwar M. Shaikh - Capitalism: Competition, Conflict and Crises, Parts 1 & 2 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB1uqxcCESK6B1juh_wnKoxftZCcqA1go The accompanying book is called Capitalism: Competition, Conflict and Crises by Anwar Shaikh and can be found on libgen Leftist Critique of Culture What are societies of control? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_i8_WuyqAY Hauntology, Lost Futures and 80s Nostalgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSvUqhZcbVg Capitalism, Cultural Disintegration, and Buzzfeed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9srhgHzUFd4 The Emoji Movie, Adorno and the Culture Industry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-m_7G31yh4 Capitalist Realism, Mental Illness and Societies of Control https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPeBEcsmWTY A Dying Culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jLbq9VwOK8 Identity Politics - Dr. Taimur Rahman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPdpHCYID3Q&t Intermediate Materials Going beyond money - Paul Cockshott https://youtu.be/cI01-5zhwdA https://youtu.be/kTl4b0w6mpk (This video is also good) Democracy or oligarchy (Parts 1&2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHN0foV4Ntk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxSPirB9ePA Leadership and democracy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98lvNhNfse4 Practical adaption to climate change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lepMdZuZiHo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8hnAB43O4g Modern communist principles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgkWnODtS6g Socialist Strategy (Parts 1-4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p23gG5lT0hU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tovsC3-Vdk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-oRmcYR5cM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1bGkgpYVao What Was The Soviet Union? ft. Richard Wolff - The Michael Brooks Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E8wtXnhhj8 Philosophy Dr. Gregory B Sadler This is an exception from the theme of the list because his YouTube channel is mostly about philosophy in general. It's a really good channel to learn about a variety of philosophers. Core concepts in Philosophy playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4gvlOxpKKIjwnfPgqLkLJ7cHXAqDHfBA Half hour Hegel playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jgnp5Dy-v88&list=PL4gvlOxpKKIgR4OyOt31isknkVH2Kweq2
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does TOR work or not??
>>676559 You can now post with all tor nodes (unless they're range banned) but you can no longer post files through TOR (possibly, you might still can if you have a block bypass). We can't detect all Tor nodes. Those tor nodes are treated as normal IPs, since we can't detect them as Tor nodes.
>>676608 how do i get one of those?
>>677470 Click 'extra' in the quick reply box, and then click 'Make sure I have a block bypass' Or in the top of the page reply box, Click 'More', in the Misc section, click 'Bypass check'.
>>677470 Just renew circuit (ctrl+shift+l), and yes a block pass is needed now too: >>677828
>>677828 >>676608 what's "block bypass"? what does it do
>>678255 It lets you post with tor.
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There should be a permanent link to the /games/ minecraft general combined with a IP for the minecraft server to encourage building a minecraft community.
>>695202 Minecraft is shit though. How about we play an actually good game together?
>>695202 Could you link it, I'll add it. >>692909 >>692813 He's not talking about yogurts. Write niggger. All should become clear.
>>695231 >>>/games/880 IP: Bunkerchan.aternos.me
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if you ever feel like you're losing brain cells when browsing /leftypol/ it's because this place has mostly brats https://www.strawpoll.me/20611052
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>>698920 >anonymous internet poll Checks out.
>>698967 i think it's accurate enough, but i suppose someone like you will now screw it up on purpose since you have no life
>>698920 no wonder nobody here understands theory, they've barely been able to read for a decade
>>671815 Just copy pasted and slightly modified this video list, feel free to propose interesting ones that are not on the list.
>>698967 And only 21 votes. BAD DATA.
>>701622 that's half the userbase
>>702777 Actually the only ones here are you and bots.
>>699030 go sh*t urself
Whats a good history of the cultural revolution, the gang of 4 etc?
Any simple guides for worker organization? Preferably not super lengthy so they can be printed and handed out to workers on strike. The more pictures the better. Any language is good.
>>711814 >communist reading material on google docs Yeah, I might as well send a copy of my party card to the FBI and cut out the middle man. I bet those docs/links come from r/communism. Don't you know they're COINTELPRO? lol
>>711909 why aren't you using tor+vpn?
>>712033 Dunno. I have both of those things, maybe I should. I just don't care about space_ getting my IP. Pretty sure I could take him if he comes to my house to start some shit.
>>712033 Pretty sure you don't need a vpn for Tor if you use a bridged connection. Correct me if I'm wrong.
>>711909 The FBI does not give a fuck what you're reading. You got people on Reddit literally sharing child porn and they don't care
Hi questioning why this thread was locked? https://bunkerchan.xyz/leftypol/res/697419.html I am not the op nor have posted in it, but I'm literally reading Capital right now and it's useful to me.
>>717550 This isn't the thread for that, go here >>>/gulag/5320
>>714509 Depends what you're trying to protect against, bridge tor will let you get past half arsed TOR censorship, private bridge tor will let you get past most TOR censorship. Neither will protect you against targeted nation state surveillance that does network analysis and deep packet inspection but in that case the VPN isn't going to help either. As long as you connect via your home theres a risk you'll slip up or NSA will manage to pull off one of the low probability of success anonymity breaking attacks and find you. If you just want to hide your browsing from dragnet surveillance then TOR on its own is fine.
>>717550 >'m literally reading Capital right now and it's useful to me. You might want to check this thread too >>638070
>>717708 Dude you don't know what the fuck your talking about. Deep packet analysis doesn't decrypt traffic. Intelligence agencies monitor traffic at the exit and entrance nodes. I monitoring the timing they can sometimes get a good idea of who connecting to Tor, but very often they can't. People use VPN to hide the fact that they are using TOR at all because the Tor Node IP addresses and protocols are well known and they're often the only people on the network using Tor. Intelligence agencies especially foreign ones, cannot most likely de anonymize you if you use tor. There's already been leaks from Russia that show they're taking up huge projects to de anonymize Tor users, something they wouldn't be doing if it was so trivial to find out the identities of Tor users. As of now, Tor seems to be perfectly safe to use. There's been no cases were someone was found out on Tor that didn't side step Tor's protection in some way.
>>722035 fuck i'm an idiot i wanted to read the rules before posting and i accidentally replied to the rules thread LMAO
>>722036 It's fine, you can also delete your own post using the arrow on the right.
Modern Imperialism Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century: Globalization, Super-Exploitation, and Capitalism’s Final Crisis by John Smith <Winner of the first Paul A. Baran–Paul M. Sweezy Memorial Award for an original monograph concerned with the political economy of imperialism, John Smith’s Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century is a seminal examination of the relationship between the core capitalist countries and the rest of the world in the age of neoliberal globalization. Deploying a sophisticated Marxist methodology, Smith begins by tracing the production of certain iconic commodities—the T-shirt, the cup of coffee, and the iPhone—and demonstrates how these generate enormous outflows of money from the countries of the Global South to transnational corporations headquartered in the core capitalist nations of the Global North. From there, Smith draws on his empirical findings to powerfully theorize the current shape of imperialism. He argues that the core capitalist countries need no longer rely on military force and colonialism (although these still occur) but increasingly are able to extract profits from workers in the Global South through market mechanisms and, by aggressively favoring places with lower wages, the phenomenon of labor arbitrage. <Meticulously researched and forcefully argued, Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century is a major contribution to the theorization and critique of global capitalism. Review by Micheal Roberts : >John Smith’s book is a powerful and searing indictment of the exploitation of billions of people in what used to be called the Third World and is now called the ‘emerging’ or ‘developing’ economies by mainstream economics (and is called ‘the South’ by Smith). But the book is much, much more than that. After years of research including a PhD thesis, John has made an important and original contribution to our understanding of modern imperialism, both theoretically and empirically. In this sense, his Imperialism is a complement to Tony Norfield’s The City, reviewed previously in this blog – or should I say Tony’s is a complement to John Smith’s. While Tony Norfield’s book shows the development of finance capital in the modern imperialist countries and the dominance of the financial powers of ‘the North’ (US and UK etc), John Smith shows how it is the ‘super-exploitation’ of wage workers in the ‘South’ that is the foundation of modern imperialism in the 21st century. >The book starts with some examples of how wage workers in the South are ‘super-exploited’ with wages below the value of labour power (Bangladesh textile workers):“The starvation wages, death-trap factories, and fetid slums in Bangladesh are representative of the conditions endured by hundreds of millions of working people throughout the Global South, the source of surplus value sustaining profits and feeding unsustainable overconsumption in imperialist countries” (p10).. and how the surplus-value created by these super-exploited workers is captured by the trans-national corporations and transferred through the ‘value-chain’ to the profits of the imperialist countries of the North (Apple i-phones and Foxconn). “The only part of Apple’s profits that appear to originate in China are those resulting from the sale of its products in that country. As in the case of the T-shirt made in Bangladesh, so with the latest electronic gadget, the flow of wealth from Chinese and other low wage workers sustaining the profits and prosperity of Northern firms and nations is rendered invisible in economic data and in the brains of the economists.” (p22). >Smith points out that “about 80 percent of global trade (in terms of gross exports) is linked to the international production networks of TNCs.” UNCTAD estimates that “about 60 percent of global trade . . . consists of trade in intermediate goods and services that are incorporated at various stages in the production process of goods and services for final consumption.”(p50). Smith argues that outsourcing has been a conscious strategy of capitalists, a powerful weapon against union organization, repressing wages and intensifying exploitation of workers at home, and has led above all to a huge expansion in the employment of workers in low-wage countries… “A striking feature of contemporary globalization is that a very large and growing proportion of the workforce in many global value chains is now located in developing economies. In a phrase, the centre of gravity of much of the world’s industrial production has shifted from the North to the South of the global economy.”, as Smith quotes Gary Gereffi. Monopsony Capitalism: Power and Production in the Twilight of the Sweatshop Age by Ashok Kumar <This book explores the combination of capital's changing composition and labour's subjective agency to examine whether the waning days of the 'sweatshop' have indeed begun. Focused on the garment and footwear sectors, it introduces a universal logic that governs competition and reshapes the chain. By analysing workers' collective action at various sites of production, it observes how this internal logic plays out for labour who are testing the limits of the social order, stretching it until the seams show. By examining the most valorised parts of underdeveloped sectors, one can see where capital is going and how it is getting there. These findings contribute to ongoing efforts to establish workers' rights in sectors plagued by poverty and powerlessness, building fires and collapses. With this change and a capable labour movement, there's hope yet that workers may close the gap. Review by Micheal Roberts : https://thenextrecession.wordpress.com/2020/07/05/sweatshops-and-monopsony-power-a-review/ >Kumar is a lecturer in International Political Economy at the School of Business, Economics and Informatics at Birkbeck University. His book takes us to the heart of the monopsonic capitalism globally through the value chain of cheap garments and shoes in the shops of the ‘global north’ to the sweatshops of Bangladesh and other countries under the domination of the multi-nationals. >Monopsony Capitalism argues that the garment value chain globally relies on the unequal power dynamic of many suppliers and few buyers – monopsony. The result is a low level of surplus value capture at the production phase of the supply chain, which ensures chronically low capital investment in the peripheral countries’ industry. Cheap labour and many suppliers are preserved, as opposed to the use of machinery and fewer, larger companies. Fragmentation and low capital investment in garment and footwear value chains creates low barriers to entry, resulting in bidding wars between thousands of smaller firms from around the world. Indeed, a ‘sweatshop’ can be defined as a workplace where labour has essentially no bargaining power.
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what happened to the little cat fursona of different leftist tendencies
Did Pol Pot do anything wrong?
>>725346 he did everything wrong. He was not a Marxist, and had to be removed from power by Vietnam.
>>725346 >>726025 He's the only one who actually abolished capitalist relations of production.
>>725346 He did his best
The place for mod feedback and complaints is >>>/gulag/ not this thread.
>>726032 untrue, mao did that as well in some villages during the cultural revolution
Anybody can recommend a history book about late Soviet Union? I'm interested in the period from late Brezhnev to maybe early Gorbachev.
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Some more reading charts
>>735039 I will make magnets if this
>>735039 >no post-left >no pomos >no stirner Pretty shit reading lists desu
>>735254 Fell free to make one and post it here.
>>668788 isn't there an archive of posts in here? If not, having one would be essential, as some posts have been full of interesting discussion, such as that of the hacktivism poster
>>735254 >stirner get out of here with that nihilist faggotry
>>736403 >stirner >nihilist What the fuck did he mean by this
>>736534 Stirner is a key figure in past and present nihilist thinking, anon.
will I become a liberal if I read bookchin im kind of scared that I will
>>737708 This is quite silly to be scared of reading a book. However you should probably read your classics before (see >>668814) reading him.
>>668788 Could we maybe add the Italian one to the list or region specific threads? >>19862
>>738690 Seconded
>>737708 If you're that scared that reading one guy that disagrees with you will completely change your views then you need to work out the inconsistencies in your present worldview so you can strengthen it. If you have a strong and supported base for your views then reading conflicting ideas will simply help you understand the other side and yourself rather than convert you.
>>737708 bookchin is fucking retarded if you've read any actual marxist theory. I can see how he'd be interesting to absolute normies just now dipping their toe in the water, but man... he's so bad dude lol.
>>>/tech/3840 Greenify the deserts programme
What would be good intro books if I want some lit on leftist history / to understand the left? I was recommended Capitalist Realism, but I didn't like it. It used too much pop culture references and citations of dense philosophers I don't have time to read (Zizek, Baidou, etc.). I want to know why leftists are anti-capitalist and what their positions are (maybe including brief overview of the tendencies too, you all define socialism differently!).
>>744719 oof, that was a bad recommendation for what you want. There are some typically recommended essays, like Why Socialism by Einstein, The Soul of Man Under Socialism by Oscar Wilde, the Communist Manifesto by Marx. I'd also recommend the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, if you speak spanish, the october of 1912 speech of Emiliano Zapata. Longer reading I'd say the Conquest of Bread by Piotr Kropotkin is an interesting read. tl;dr capitalism sucks and we live in a post-scarcity society since the 1900s. All suffering related to scarcity on earth is optional and a choice we take collectively every day. If you want to understand how this happens, you'd need to go deeper into theory, Capital Vol 1 at least, and other things like Ideology and State Apparatus, by Althusser, probably some Zizek even if you don't like him or his ideas, he has interesting ideas. Why leftists in general are anti-capitalist, depends on the leftist. I think most leftist have an "anti-bootlicker" (or in /pol/ terms "anti-cuck") sentiment. They understand that society is organized so that proles contribute more to society than they get back. Many have a general distrust to authority. Honestly the "different tendencies" is kind of a meme. The general aims are similar and differences are irrelevant until one actually comes into power. The biggest difference is how people organize, MLs tend to stale party politics, anarchists tend to be too disorganized to do shit. Doing shit is the most important and hardest part.
What are some good sources on the history of modern police, especially in the US? I want to class pill some normies who are being disillusioned by the current historical moment.
>>744626 Fuck ecology and fuck precaution programme
>>746497 no, fuck you retard, if you want to kill yourself just do it, don't try to drag everyone else with you
>>745549 >There are some typically recommended essays, like Why Socialism by Einstein, The Soul of Man Under Socialism by Oscar Wilde, the Communist Manifesto by Marx. Thanks for the advice on these. A follow-up question is - what book is recommended for learning about class conflict / the different types of worker and capitalist class? Is there some Marxist work that focuses on this more? The notion of the middle class is really confusing to me, but I've heard Marxists addresses that too in terms of owning land or something? It'd be great if it weren't 500 pages but I'll take any recommendation.
>>750271 first that springs to mind is Erik Olin Wright, but he's what's called an "analytical" marxist (meaning his MO is reconstructing marxian concepts and arguments using the tools of analytical philosophy and mainstream/"bourgeois" social science as opposed to dialectics), which means a lot of people on here will shit on him on mere principle. That said, he seems to be arguably the most well-regarded of the bunch from my own layman perspective
>>750271 I don't know if this will answer your questions but you can watch these Paul Cockshott videos on the different types of labour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVDkFMGxbX8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDIIQG7DjqE
>>750271 In my opinion, although I'm not that big brained or well read, trying to understand marxism and class conflict primarily by slicing society into many strata rather than the two main ones (bourg vs prole) is a red herring or a route that won't take you far. I understand marxism better by understanding the opposition not between the working class and the bourgeoisie, but the working class against capital. That clears up a lot of confusion. For this, I'd recommend "reading capital politically" (just skip the introduction chapter). You should also read wage labor and capital, and value price and profit first though. Some leftist feel resentment towards anyone who is richer than them (even if marginal). This is seen in middle class or people of college hate. And some hate poorer people, which they call lumpen. It's all retarded. Ignore these people.
>>751388 There are a few problems with this, first you have to understand the class interest of the different strata's the labour aristocracy will not necessarily show solidarity with the workers even though they are technically in the same class, there will be reactionary labour aristocrats that are social climbers that will try to sell out the workers movement, it's very important to explain this detail. Further more the class struggle is between workers and the capitalist class not capital itself, because that would be nonsensical since capital is inanimate objects. >Some leftist feel resentment towards anyone who is richer than them (even if marginal). That is a right wing talking point, thanks for outing yourself. The "рмс" labour aristocrats get a bad rap because they have betrayed working class movements more than once, because of careerist ambitions, again you have to understand this as limitation, be careful while organising, to avoid having a majority of these people impose their personal interests on your movement, because the careerists will stop at nothing to kick out workers and burn the political credibility of your movement for personal gain. >And some hate poorer people, which they call lumpen. To be fair here you have to point out that there's a legitimate aspect here lumpens don't hold strategical positions in production like workers, so there's limits to what lumpen can achieve, this is not born from hatred it's a strategical consideration.
>>474515 >>474634 >Arguments for Socialism (Cockshott) is on /leftypol/, but not libgen SOMEONE NEEDS TO UPLOAD THIS TO LIBGEN, IT'S A GEM FOR PROSELYTIZING TO NORMIES! https://libgen.is/search.php?req=cockshott+arguments+for+socialism TANS only works for proselytizing to spergy neolib-LARPers who have no problem biting straight into academic social science already!
>>752275 But aren't all Cockshott's writings free on his website?
>>752520 WTF you're right. http://paulcockshott.co.uk/media/books/argumentsasreleased.pdf Having it where most people will be looking is probably a good idea though. Also >Not using https for your website
>>751852 > it's very important to explain this detail. It's really not. There are reactionaries in every level of society. It's not a specifically useful piece of information. There are bigger threats to the integrity of leftist orgs than what you personally call "labor aristocracy". >because that would be nonsensical since capital is inanimate objects. that's your opinion, and a wrong one at that. I insist it is an inferior view. It doesn't account for a large part of the imposition of capital. >That is a right wing talking point fuck off. There's many "you can't be a socialist if you aren't dirt poor". If you don't understand why this is wrong, you are a brainlet. >lumpens don't hold strategical positions in production like workers, again, your opinion. I've organized with "lumpen" just fine. This isn't a thread to discuss so I won't respond to whatever you respond.
>>752718 >>Not using https for your website At first I was gonna say something about him being an old man, but then I remembered that his whole thing is computer science, which just makes it worse.
bunkerchan should have an anime board.
>>754457 We do, it just not at the top >>>anime
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>>754009 Computer Scientists don't necessarily know about cybersecurity, especially one that is an old man. I'll listen to him about COBOL, not about pen testing.
>>756685 >not about pen testing Do you think he skipped those classes just because the puns and innuendos would've been enough to derail the entire semester?
Holy shit >>>/anime/ has been added to the panel! how many weeks/months was it postponed? It was hilariously long. I legit worried about Space_'s well-being a couple of times
>>757033 He apparently had no personal computer for the past few months since his laptop died. He just bought a new desktop so logically this shouldn't happen again.
>>757094 I bet it will though.
>>757029 You realize pen testing is relatively new right? A boomer isnt going to know much about haxing if they're CS. Source: pen tester
>>757094 Oh okay. Yeah, I really hope so. >>757199 >You realize pen testing is relatively new right? It's actually not, it started 'for real' around the 60s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penetration_test#History By his studies they surely had infosec at least as part of the curriculum, not to mention just the general history of the medium thereafter, with the ARPANET/internet winning over socialist networks, bank robberies becoming an online phenomena, hacker vigilantes, inter-state cyber-warfare, NSA mass-surveillance, and so on, leading up until today. Someone should recommend him the Let's Encrypt cert, it's know to be very easy to set up.
>>757480 > It's actually not, it started 'for real' around the 60s You're comparing apples to oranges. As a field where you can go to school to be a pen tester it's about 10-21 years old > Since 1999, CAE-CD colleges and universities have educated our nation's cyber first responders. The initial schools were expensive and non CC
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>>752718 >Not using https for your website Even worse, theres a certificate installed for the domain but its a certificate for a completely different domain so if you do force it to HTTPS it just gives you a security error.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRXvQuE9xO4 Is his analysis in this correct?
>>761213 Yes, this >>762786 is just ML cope (see overall time of the two clips in response) with the fact that they diverged substantially (especially Stalin) from classical/orthodox writings of Marx, Engels and Marxists.
I've been using leftypol so frequently that I just got a "deja-vu"-like feeling of being in bunker society within a literal bunker.
>>761213 >>762786 >>762794 >Is his analysis in this correct? Marx was a "tanky-light" he did think that it was possible to transition to socialism via the state nationalising industry as intermediate step, but only for the most advanced countries, so while Marx probably didn't think that something like the Soviet Union was possible, he did think that it was possible to use the state as a tool for the proletariat. You could say that Marx was a conditional statist. But the discussion is moot now, there's plenty historical examples of state socialism, so you can't say that it doesn't work.
>>762794 I mean he's litterally taking out of context quotes from critique of the gotha program. Also if a discussion could be made on Marx, I don't think the same could be said for Engels that expresses his views much more clearly. Anyway the discussion is moot since >>764342 is right.
>>764680 I think he would probably beat out the other GOP idiots, so in that sense you are right that he has a solid shot. The democrat probably isn't going to be able to take down Carlson. Obama was literally the most charismatic democrat since Clinton. Every other major Democratic politician in the last 20 years has looked like a fucking idiot.


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