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Apr 24 2020 12:19

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7857497/Iranian-cleric-says-fic...

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May 3 2020 01:41

https://mobile.twitter.com/LabTransformed/status/1256142878256087042
Labour Transformed and Momentum quoting Durruti and May '68

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May 4 2020 00:38
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https://mobile.twitter.com/LabTransformed/status/1256142878256087042
Labour Transformed and Momentum quoting Durruti and May '68

Surely the anarcho Labourites and Plan C elements? Either way.... for fuck sake.

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May 6 2020 14:13

It's a very niche genre, but for those who have fond memories of Charlottesville organizer Jason Kessler getting yelled at by his dad in the middle of doing a video, a new competitor has appeared:

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During the livestream, he drove back to his mother’s house, anticipating a law enforcement presence, asking for “a couple of close buddies [to] pop over to my house in case shit happens, we can have EVAC set up and all that…. I ain’t gonna be caught lacking for exercising my Second Amendment rights. If they want to fucking fight, we can fucking fight.”

“My mom does not like this shit at all. She’s probably going to be really fucking pissed off,” he added... During the livestream, he set the phone down outside his mother’s house, but viewers could hear the conversation inside.

“What the fuck are you doing?” his mother yelled at him as soon as he entered the door. “Maybe because you’re posting stupid fucking shit on Facebook."

Just need a few more before we can compile the "top 10 fascists accidentally broadcasting themselves getting told off by their parents".

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May 18 2020 01:01

https://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5808.htm
The price of this... one wonders who it is written for.

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May 18 2020 04:06

Academic books are often priced like that. I'm sure it'll be on libgen in no time

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May 18 2020 20:22

I like the photo-collage they've made at the top there, and as rhetorical flourishes go, I'm not sure "it is time for a long overdue rejection of Libcom, their “Working Class History” front, and everything it represents from our timelines and our movement" works quite as well as intended.

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May 19 2020 03:33
R Totale wrote:
I like the photo-collage they've made at the top there, and as rhetorical flourishes go, I'm not sure "it is time for a long overdue rejection of Libcom, their “Working Class History” front, and everything it represents from our timelines and our movement" works quite as well as intended.

"Peace, Jobs, and Socialism" is such an awful slogan...

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Jun 1 2020 02:22

http://www.solfed.org.uk/south-london/hardcore-troublemaker-anarchist-gr...
Same poop different year

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Jun 1 2020 08:01

Solid work from the K-Pop fan community there.

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Jun 4 2020 11:10

Attention, "anteefa" in NW Georgia - your plans to burn down churches have been foiled

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Jun 6 2020 01:30

Historian David Osoluga's series is on TogetherTv
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b082x0h6/episodes/guide
Liverpool went full confederacy while the white working-class in Lancashire then suffering during the cotton famine showed solidarity with black slaves in America.

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Jun 13 2020 19:40

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Jun 15 2020 18:33

While checking on the availability of various useful documents, enjoyed the wording of this Parliamentary EDM, which would be a great source of blurb quotes for the next print edition.

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Jun 23 2020 03:16

"Marxist" David Harvey arguing that capitalism is too big to fail, that we must not attack capital accumulation, we need to give up our outdated fantasies of revolution, and keep the circulation of capital in motion or we'll all starve.

https://twitter.com/Louis_Allday/status/1274716400351948802

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Jun 23 2020 18:49
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"Marxist" David Harvey arguing that capitalism is too big to fail, that we must not attack capital accumulation, we need to give up our outdated fantasies of revolution, and keep the circulation of capital in motion or we'll all starve.

https://twitter.com/Louis_Allday/status/1274716400351948802

While his comments have been taken a bit out of context, even with the context it's pretty much the same argument. Harvey is now another Richard Wolff, someone who wants capitalism with some minor modifications.

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Jun 24 2020 19:08

Unrest continues for a seventh day in former British colony

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Jun 25 2020 07:43
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"Marxist" David Harvey arguing that capitalism is too big to fail, that we must not attack capital accumulation, we need to give up our outdated fantasies of revolution, and keep the circulation of capital in motion or we'll all starve.

https://twitter.com/Louis_Allday/status/1274716400351948802

While his comments have been taken a bit out of context, even with the context it's pretty much the same argument. Harvey is now another Richard Wolff, someone who wants capitalism with some minor modifications.

I appreciate Wolff as someone who helps push people to the left; he's such a powerful speaker. But yeah, that co-op capitalism shit (market "socialism") is weak sauce.

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Jun 25 2020 07:46

What's so funny about unrest in some poor third world...

Oh.

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Jun 25 2020 18:49
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I appreciate Wolff as someone who helps push people to the left; he's such a powerful speaker. But yeah, that co-op capitalism shit (market "socialism") is weak sauce.

He is an incredible speaker, which confused me the first time I saw him speak because how he said things were so much better than what he said; I thought I wasn't hearing things properly, but then I realized that is was Wolff speaking...

Not so sure he's pushing people to the left. In the places I've seen him speak, the effect of his talks would be to push people to the right.

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Jun 26 2020 23:56

While we're on the topic of the struggle of some academics to research what they're talking about, here's a college-level economics textbook by Greg Mankiw:

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Throughout his tenure, Mugabe’s economic philosophy was Marxist, and one of his goals was to redistribute wealth.

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Marx predicted that the return to capital would decline over time and that this would lead to economic and political crisis. Economic history has not supported Marx’s prediction, which partly explains why we now study Solow’s theory of growth rather than Marx’s.

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In this section, we continue to develop our model of the economy by discussing how these factor markets work. Economists have long studied factor markets to understand the distribution of income. For example, Karl Marx, the noted nineteenth-century economist, spent much time trying to explain the incomes of capital and labor. The political philosophy of communism was in part based on Marx’s now-discredited theory.

which might have something to do with why students walked out of his class in 2011 (though I guess not as shocking since he's a right-winger who advised Bush on economic policy)...

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Jun 27 2020 13:03

From another forum

The HMS Holdomor

I am the very model of an online Marxist-Leninist
My enemies are anarchists and Ess-Jay-Dub degenerates
I know the crimes of capital and for my turn I cannot wait
To threaten random workers on the internet, I stay up late

I'm very well-acquainted, too, with matters dialectical
though I prefer my fantasies to anything material
About the Uyghur genocide I toe the Jinping party line
it isn't really happening but also it is very fine

Defending a dictatorship, I like to help out where I can
Imperial expansion's good unless it is American
My org has split a dozen times whenever somebody gets pissed
I am the very model of an online Marxist-Leninist!

There is also a dramatic reading

https://clyp.it/zqmj5run

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Jun 28 2020 14:57

I made this and its a video so its technically cheating, but that Harvey clip got on my nerves so I made this

https://youtu.be/XZXL4c2Nn6s

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Jun 29 2020 13:16

Labour PM Harold Wilson may have chose not to attend MLK'S funeral, because he had a routine dentist appointment.
Pg 184
https://dukespace.lib.duke.edu/dspace/handle/10161/7264

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Jul 3 2020 02:37

https://deadline.com/2020/06/sacha-baron-cohen-crashes-right-wing-event-...

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Jul 7 2020 11:26

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-ppp-ayn-rand-idUSK...

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The institute promoting the “laissez-faire capitalism” of writer Ayn Rand, who in the novels “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead” introduced her philosophy of “objectivism” to millions of readers, was approved for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan of up to $1 million, according to data released Monday by the Trump administration.

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The institute referred Reuters to a May 15 article, in which board member Harry Binswanger and senior fellow Onkar Ghate wrote that the organization would take any relief money offered from the CARES Act. “We will take it unapologetically, because the principle here is: justice,” they wrote, adding that “the government has no wealth of its own…. It can only redistribute the wealth of others.”

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In a 1962 essay, Rand wrote of seventeenth century French businessmen: “They knew that government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution, and that the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.”

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Jul 14 2020 15:52

Avant garde composer becomes Maoist/Hoxhaist, then decides avant garde music is bourgeois and devotes his time to making the world's worst pop songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXEDZy4Z8os

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Jul 14 2020 17:32
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Avant garde composer becomes Maoist/Hoxhaist, then decides avant garde music is bourgeois and devotes his time to making the world's worst pop songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXEDZy4Z8os

Wow, that is some of the shitest music I've heard.

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Jul 15 2020 03:51

I love the run on sentences, it's like he had some good lines but they didn't fit, so instead of cutting down the words he just made the melodies needlessly longer.

I like to think this is what would have played over public loudspeakers if England became a Soviet Republic