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May 16 2019 13:46

https://www.cpbml.org.uk/news/brexit-leading-better-pay-and-conditions-s...

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For some time now a raft of evidence has suggested that the prospect of Brexit is leading to a rise in wages. New research from LinkedIn, released today (Monday 13 May) indicates that conditions of work may be improving too.

LinkedIn’s survey found that three-quarters of recruitment companies have seen a rise in the number of businesses looking to find staff from within Britain. The trend coincides with a reduction in the number of jobseekers in the EU looking for work in Britain.

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May 18 2019 22:41

this 2018 tweet from Elon Musk calling himself a socialist that I'm just now seeing

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1008013111058526209

oh and this

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1007758296336330753

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May 22 2019 14:17

https://shirazsocialism.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/a-stir-in-the-suburbs/

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Jun 24 2019 08:50
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British Trotskyists Say:

Brexit Now!

For a Workers Europe!

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Jul 13 2019 19:51

Leftists who think not boycotting makes you a scab

https://twitter.com/KateFlood/status/1148873827188912134?s=09

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Jul 15 2019 18:09

I am enjoying this inventive approach to fundraising: https://www.gofundme.com/f/get-lil-nas-x-to-perform-as-we-storm-area-51

"On September 20th, we're taking our horses to Area 51 to see them aliens.

If we can raise $100,000 before then, we are going to book Lil Nas X to perform, on horseback, just outside of the compound. The concert will be free to every brave bastard who made the trip.

If we cannot raise the full amount to book Lil Nas X, or if he is unavailable, all funds raised will be donated to Casa Carmelita, a new community space in El Paso, TX that provides support to migrant families."

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Jul 18 2019 01:03
Entdinglichung wrote:
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British Trotskyists Say:

Brexit Now!

For a Workers Europe!

Brexit = Workers Europe?
LLLLOOOOOLLLL

zugzwang wrote:
Leftists who think not boycotting makes you a scab

https://twitter.com/KateFlood/status/1148873827188912134?s=09

But in this case the workers are on strike, so isn't it a form of scabbing to shop there while the strike is ongoing? That's how I see it but maybe I'm missing something.

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I am enjoying this inventive approach to fundraising: https://www.gofundme.com/f/get-lil-nas-x-to-perform-as-we-storm-area-51

LOL, awesome!

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Aug 7 2019 15:55

Definitely one of the stranger mainstream media articles on anarchism I've seen.

Enough With Crumbs, I want the Cake, by Mona Eltahawy: Power is anarchy. It dismantles patriarchal social structures and allows us to rebuild them with equity at their foundation.

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I wanted the boy and the two girls sitting with his family to know that women could be presidents and leaders. Much as with ambition, you need to see what you want to become. Egypt once had a queen called Hatshepsut who ruled for more than 20 years during the 15th century B.C. She was, for a time, the most powerful person in the ancient world. But I wanted someone who was still alive to point to as a reminder that women could be powerful.

Had there been more time, I would have told those children that power is more complicated than presidents and chancellors. That power lives in more places than the presidential office. That there is a difference between power wielded in service of a few and power wielded in service of all.

In the intervening years, two of those countries that were led by women during the 2014 World Cup have served as reminders that when it comes to patriarchy and power, the truth is much more complicated than simply asking “Can a woman be president?” We must ask equally pertinent questions: Is that woman feminist? Is she invested in dismantling patriarchy? Will she use her power to uphold or diminish patriarchy? Both Brazil and Germany have given us complicated answers.

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Aug 9 2019 19:28

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Aug 13 2019 16:09

http://www.demvolkedienen.org/index.php/en/gonzalo-en/3459-interview-of-...

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Aug 19 2019 14:16

Electoralism vs Direct Action

https://youtu.be/IfjmDQElnac

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Aug 21 2019 10:06

Antifa x edm
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0bmE9XY3sOc

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Sep 2 2019 04:33

A woke NASA engineer concluded that sending a bunch of microorganisms to the Moon was "imperialism", and only white dudes would disagree:

http://twitter.com/AstroTraviesa/status/1160320076874207232

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Sep 10 2019 11:12

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59n99q/milo-yiannopoulos-says-hes-bro...

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The disgraced right-wing troll is complaining that the major social media companies have effectively cut off his alt-right audience — and crushed his ability to make a decent living.

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Sep 11 2019 05:57

Speaking of right-wing trolls – I've been flipping through Michael Heinrich's new biography of Marx (recently uploaded to the Libcom library), and apparently, Ludwig Feuerbach wrote this back in 1839:

Feuerbach wrote:
Fantasy is the subjective intellectual activity that depicts things as they correspond to feeling; reason is the objective intellectual activity that depicts things as they are, without regard for the needs of feeling

Sounds an awful lot like "facts don't care about your feelings". Is Ben Shapiro a young Hegelian?!

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Sep 11 2019 13:51

https://www.theguardian.com/music/shortcuts/2019/sep/10/a-little-help-fr...

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According to the Brazilian president’s political guru Olavo Carvalho, the band ‘barely knew how to play the guitar’, and their songs were written by the leading member of the Frankfurt School

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Sep 16 2019 17:44

Anyone fancy an anarchist meet up? This is actually serious - they genuinely consider themselves anarchists.

https://anarchapulco.com/

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Sep 16 2019 19:28

So, an "anarachist" Fyre festival?

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Sep 16 2019 19:52
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So, an "anarachist" Fyre festival?

Well not really - apparently it’s gone off successfully for several years. I’m guessing it’s a sort of business seminar for edgy conservatives.

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Sep 16 2019 20:13

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Sep 16 2019 22:00

https://www.thedailybeast.com/john-galton-wanted-libertarian-paradise-in-anarchapulco-he-got-bullets-instead

In a previous iteration they tried setting up an ancap paradise in Mexico, pissed off the cartels, with not unsurprising results.

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Sep 17 2019 01:24

www.vox.com/platform/amp/the-goods/2019/5/2/18527110/burger-king-unhappy...

Burger king's answer to mcdonald's happy meals, "depression meals"...

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Sep 17 2019 15:25

Damn, that daily beast article was a weird, but good, read.

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Nov 3 2019 11:43

Not really something I read as such, but just had a dream where I was watching a documentary that talked about a police operation directed by "the famous French police chief Henri Simon". Not really sure what made my subconscious slander him that way.

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Nov 3 2019 18:56

When asked what evidence there was that Corbyn would repeal UC, the pro Corbyn ‘anarchist’ replied...

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He said he would

Well that’s cleared that up then!

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Nov 17 2019 19:22

Got sucked into reading some election coverage on Vice and this quite tickled me:

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Here, we profile the other electoral tribes whose vote could swing this knife-edge election...

RELUCTANT LABOUR-VOTING ANARCHIST

Will spend the first half of the campaign being disappointed at the Labour party for not being pro-migrant and anti-police, before coming round to the idea that five more years of Tory rule will make things materially worse. Eventually, they will allow themselves to post one ironic pro-Corbyn meme the day before the party pledges to equip every police officer and border guard with a taser.

Quietly votes Labour in the end with the same 'oh well, fuck it' attitude as impulse-buying an expensive coat. After all, a four-day week and eased property legislation might mean more squat parties. Will end up hating the Labour party all the more in the long run, whatever the outcome.

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Nov 17 2019 23:03

I actually saw a comment on Facebook stating that if you didn’t vote Labour in the forthcoming election you couldn’t seriously consider yourself an anarchist!
One deeply impressive attribute of the Corbyn supporter is their ability to repeatedly swerve questions pertaining to the attacks on the homeless and social cleansing policies of Labour councils! Ask once they’ll ignore it, another two or three times and they’ll do the same. Around the fifth time they’ll accuse you of privilege or or having no knowledge of how it is to be sick or poor(which is hilarious consider my experiences) and by the sixth or seventh you get called a boomer and banned from the group!
Amazingly, this is just as likely to happen on an anarchist group as a liberal one. Fucking hell.