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Jul 15 2020 17:53

These are the vanguard.

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Jul 16 2020 09:01
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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.

my favourite worst song of Cardew ... strong similarities to Christian pop songs of that period

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Jul 16 2020 15:15

IslamQA: is it permissible to eat mermaids?

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Jul 16 2020 16:50
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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.

my favourite worst song of Cardew ... strong similarities to Christian pop songs of that period

The lyrics and the singing, just what was he thinking? Really funny tho

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Jul 17 2020 21:05

https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2020/jul/07/david-sq...
I'm a Tankie now. Sorry not sorry.

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Jul 22 2020 22:48

The US Libertarian Party has a Libertarian Socialist Caucus.

https://www.facebook.com/LibSocCaucus/

Maybe between them they can figure out what Aleppo is. It's kind of funny the US right appropriated the term "libertarian" for themselves (as Rothbard says himself) and now "libertarian socialist" caucuses are forming inside their party.

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Jul 22 2020 23:22
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Between 2007 and 2014, Russian investors gobbled up UK real estate at a staggering rate of knots. Data from JLL estimates that in early 2014 almost 10% of all money spent in property in London was Russian. In the luxury residential market, numbers were even higher. According to Knight Frank, more than 20% of London homes with asking prices in excess of £10m were purchased by Russians.

Russian investors: welcome to Londongrad

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Jul 28 2020 01:44

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-07-25/ok-boomer-coronavi...

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The pandemic is turning Millennials into socialists. We must make them a better offer. [...] And as I’ve argued, this means reviving classical liberalism — not in the American sense of “left” but in the European sense of “freedom.”

I'm pretty sure classical economics and its derivatives, all taking a capitalist commodity-exchanging economy as their eternal sacred basis, "won" and is why you see Smith's and Malthus's ideas praised in textbooks and Marx's condemned. Not sure what there is to revive, kind of like people saying this isn't genuine capitalism but crony capitalism.

This is also awful but expected coming from the billionaire's website

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Whether Millennials actually use the word “socialism” properly — as government ownership of the means of production — is moot. More likely, they simply want better public policy that addresses their specific problems. Even then, however, they often fall prey to political snake oil such as rent controls or wealth taxes.

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Aug 3 2020 15:44

https://revcom.us/index.htmlhttps://revcom.us/a/659/bob-avakian_statemen...

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At this critical hour, every appropriate means of non-violent action must be utilized to remove this regime from power. And if, in spite of mass protest demanding the removal of the Trump/Pence regime, this regime remains in power when it is time for voting, then—without placing fundamental reliance on this—using all appropriate means to work for the removal of this regime must include voting against Trump (assuming the election is actually held). To be clear, this means not a “protest vote” for some candidate who has no chance of winning, but actually voting for the Democratic Party candidate, Biden, in order to effectively vote against Trump.

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Aug 3 2020 23:14
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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.”

And the gold medal in Mental Gymnastics goes to...

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Aug 3 2020 23:19
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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.

my favourite worst song of Cardew ... strong similarities to Christian pop songs of that period

The lyrics and the singing, just what was he thinking? Really funny tho

So bad it's good!

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Aug 16 2020 10:14

A football presenter just named and quoted Mikhail Bakunin (all property is theft) on talksport radio. Unexpected.

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Aug 16 2020 12:52

At the risk of pedantry, I'm almost sure that line was Proudhon rather than Bakunin. Still an interesting choice of reference though.

Also, I think this story is one that's likely to remain stuck in my head for a while: Gun Enthusiasts Celebrate Man Who Shot Himself in the Balls as Their King

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Aug 16 2020 16:34

That reminds me, several years ago I ended up watching an car race that took place in Catalonia, the program started about an hour before the race did, and curiously they chose to fill much of the time with a mini documentary about Anarchism in Barcelona, I don't remember it very well but I do remember they superimposed black and white film footage of the CNT and Durruti over footage of cars racing about and the narrator a scruffy fellow with a bushy but dishevelled beard reading a passage from the Spanish civil war and declaring "Anarchism... I love it!"

I actually changed the channel once the race started but I'd love to know what race that was and if its coverage has been uploaded anywhere, that would be strange addition to film archive.

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Aug 18 2020 14:53

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/18/suspended-afd-politician-a...

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A German far-right politician suspended by Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) is under investigation by authorities after sending a party colleague to hospital with a “friendly” punch to the torso.

Andreas Kalbitz, a former neo-Nazi who is fighting for his party membership in the courts, reportedly ruptured the spleen of his temporary replacement in the Brandenburg state parliament, Dennis Hohloch, in an incident on 10 August.

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Aug 18 2020 15:15

But who would win out of Andreas Kalbitz versus Mike Hookem? There's only one way to settle this!

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Aug 25 2020 20:14

SLABHEAD GOES ACAB
AT GOLDEN DAWN PIGS
FREE THE MANC ONE

*Taunts Albanian irrendist Dua Lipa*

Can I be in Class War now?

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Sep 4 2020 16:41

If you want to read George Padmore's book 'White Man's Duty', it is £150-250.

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Sep 8 2020 23:41

Apparently supporting the British Raj in India and restoring Euro colonialism in Vietnam and Indonesia were the least worst options and criticising them makes me a nationalist baddie.

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Sep 13 2020 20:57

Obviously, I still think gun fetishism is bad, the power of an insurrection is social not military etc, but I thought these Australian posters were pretty funny:

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Sep 13 2020 21:37
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Apparently supporting the British Raj in India and restoring Euro colonialism in Vietnam and Indonesia were the least worst options and criticising them makes me a nationalist baddie

Well, duh wink

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Sep 21 2020 20:34

anarchist jurisdictions

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/09/21/doj-calls-new-yo...