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@Commie123
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Is there an instant messaging section here?

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There’s just the matrix chat in the sidebar.

@Commie123
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Hello

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👋

Looks like MTC was just banned.

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rip

it was banned ages ago

yo check out c/weebrevoloution or dont its what ever

How are the posts counted on Lemmy? Because the statistics for !antifastonetoss@lemmygrad.ml say that it has 10 posts. But when I count, there are definitely more than 10 posts.

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Might be some messed up logic there, I’ll have to look into it.

Hmm, 23 posts but displays 10.

@Shaggy0291
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Whatever happened to c/documentaries and c/documentary films? I threw a bunch of posts on the latter in order to kick start it but when I checked in the next day both were gone.

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I don’t see them, maybe you made them on a different instance or something.

@Shaggy0291
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Possibly. I’ll try recreating c/documentaries here then.

@jamtapot
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Any UK comrades here who are/were in the Labour Party? Interested to see what your thoughts are on the state of the Left here atm

@roofcatch
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I’m from Scotland and was confused on where to vote in 2019. Corbyn’s policies resonated with me but at the same time, I’m for Scottish independence so it was difficult.

I ended up voting for Labour anyways but my seat eventually went to the SNP regardless (Flipped to SNP in 2015, to LAB in 2017 and back to SNP in 2019). Moving forward, I’m not even sure who to vote for. We have a Scottish parliamentry election coming up and I won’t be voting SNP due to rampant transphobia in the party so will likely vote for a pro independence party with left leaning views (assuming any run in my area)

Overall though, the entire UK is in a shocking state of affairs. I think that Scotland is marginally more receptive to socialist/communist policies and talking points but only by a small amount. Most people up here still want to be in the EU and believe anything less than capitalism will destroy Scotland.

@jamtapot
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Yeah I can understand why independence is appealing as a way to escape the clutches of Westminster/Tories. I’d obviously support Scotland whatever they decide to do in another independence referendum but I’m sceptical that it scottish independence will be a progressive thing. I’m in favour of a federal, socialist Britian as that would make it easier to fight off imperialist forces rather than seperate states.

@roofcatch
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Oh absolutely, if a united socialist Britain was attainable and the most likely outcome for Scotland I would absolutely fight for that. It just seems unlikely, or moreso less likely to happen since even if all Scottish MPs were socialists it wouldn’t make a terrible difference if England keeps voting Tory.

I guess we’ll see comrade!

@KiaKaha
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Not in the UK, but RIP to Labour left. With RLB’s purging, it’s clear the neoliberals are back in charge.

If Corbyn had been even a quarter of the Stalinist he was accused of being, he’d have purged when he had the chance.

@Shaggy0291
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With RLB’s purging, it’s clear the neoliberals are back in charge.

I was of this opinion until someone in my party remarked to me that she went walking without a fight, and honestly I found myself agreeing with her. If RLB can’t stand firm against the leadership of the party then she’s no use to the movement. Until we have fighters we won’t get anywhere.

@Shaggy0291
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Former Labourite that’s currently in the Worker’s party. The left here is in an absolute quagmire. Essentially, if you have any genuine left wing sensibilities you are almost certainly politically homeless. While I’m a member of the WP there are already several questionable signs as to whether or not its an acceptable vehicle for the British left. Internal party meetings with the membership are all very pie in the sky at present and the leadership currently avoid any attempt to talk about details or planning. There is much talk and political grandstanding but little in terms of substance being said, particularly with regards to political strategy.

While many enthusiastic communists are present they’re too loudly pro-Stalinist, something that is alienating the less ideologically developed members and which will probably come to hamstring the party when the time comes to appeal to the masses. There’s also concerns about it simply being a rebrand of CPGB-ML, which I’ve heard has serious transphobia trouble. According to one member I had a private conversation with, the leadership is essentially entirely derived from CPGB-ML and they even share offices in the same building. In the same conversation he and another member complained loudly to me about the vocal communists, meaning we’re possibly already on the way towards internal factional struggles.

Hmm… most recent comments have around 2 downvotes:

Are we getting brigaded or something?

If we are, it’s a pitiful excuse for one.

@dessalines@lemmygrad.ml I’d like to support the growth of this project directly without becoming a repost-monger like some wannabe GallowBoob.

What do you reckon would be the right way of going about increasing the amount of posts and content without straying into becoming spammy or just reposting everything from reddit?

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I think the posting is currently limited to like 10 / hour, so do as much as you like 👍

@diorama
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Which instance community do you find more appropriate for translations suggestions? What about publishing suggestions? (for instance: I have a content and I am looking for zines which you guess they will be interested into that content)

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I think you can do suggestions (and requests for language additions) right in https://weblate.yerbamate.dev/ itself.

@diorama
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Sry I wasn’t superclear. Translations of everything, not only Lemmy. :)
For instance, a bunch of comrades debunks fascist revisionism and writes an English translation. I do not know where to ask for it. Which community fits best a question like this?

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Probably any community :)

You mean, where to ask for English translation of an interesting text that is in another language? I think we don’t have such a community, but it’d be a good idea to create one. Call it something like /c/translation. (I know Russian and German, and Korean, although not as well, so I can translate from these three languages into English.)

@diorama
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I’ll create two different communities. Thanks. 🤗

This is a discord community I run with some friends for Marxists, it’s based around NationStates but it’s open for everyone. https://discord.gg/XTy6duY

@jamtapot
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Comrades, I am just getting myself acquainted with all things fediverse and I have to say this is extremely cool

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Sweet! Glad to have you onboard 🖖

I’m sitting here across the pacific ocean praying (even though I’m an atheist) that whatever is happening in the US right now, when it’s all said and done, ends or at least minimizes imperialist activity.

Same for me. While, unfortunately, the government can usually suppress unorganized riots (or are they organized? Can you recommend me a good source to inform myself about what’s going on?), this looks like it’s going to have a lasting impact and weaken the imperialist core.

I dunno. I’m just as clueless as you. Maybe browse left twitter accounts?

many of us are organized within each city but the whole movement lacks a uniting group of any sort. however do not get it twisted, there is organization present and all our different groups are acting together arm-in-arm

Anyone else feeling completely paralyzed by concern right now? I can’t fucking concentrate on anything else beyond what’s happening in the US. Can’t work, can’t sleep, and I don’t even live in the US. Anyone have a solution?

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Yep, every evening when protests are getting hot, I get really keyed up and pissed that there’s nothing in my city, wishing I could do more, and wanting to burn this whole fkn country down.

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@staliesin
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Eh, it’s impossible right now. Too much concentration required.

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Oh also there’s this matrix chatroom too if ppl are into that.

@ksynwa
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I can’t decrypt the messages there because I don’t have the keys of the people that posted there. Do I have to stay logged in to receive their keys or something?

edit: I think because I logged out and logged back in again from my browser, riot thinks I am using a new client because my ISP is very uncool. I will just install the client since my distro’s package manager seems to have it.

Just looked at one of Anonymous’ (hacking group) twitter accounts and saw they had a post up calling for Trump, Xi and Putin to go. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. How on earth do people in the US still believe that Xi doesn’t have popular support and not know that the HK protestors actually LIKE Trump?

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Lol what is this 2008. Guy fawkes masks and anonymous has now been replaced by the joker, and antifa super-soldiers.

You would think so right? But they’ve been popping up these few days and annoyingly, they’ve got 100k likes on that twitter post.

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/u/nutomic Okay I got this made and pinned now.

Anyone care to explain what’s up with r/MTC lately? Wasn’t the sub generally pro-PRC?

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https://www.reddit.com/r/sendinthetanks/comments/gzjn3i/what_is_happening_in_rmoretankiechapo/

It was always anti-PRC, they had a “no-dengism” rule on their sidebar. It survived a long time because the mods were mostly absent, but occasionally they would come in hot and ban a few tankies. Many of us were banned months, ago, but things blew up yesterday when the mods decided to crack down on their ML userbase.

They finally started to ban dengists.

@staliesin
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Can anyone recommend me some short texts by Marx or Lenin to read? I really should read some theory, but I can’t find motivation to read anything longer. Preferably something available in Russian or German, English is hard for me to read.

P. S.: Remember, I asked for advice about LineageOS? I finally got it working.

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Lenin - The three sources and three component parts of Marxism

I’m sure you could find the original russian online.

That child in the picture is interestedly watching what that woman is showing, certain liberals would be shouting things like “MUH FREEDOOM1!!!1” and “Socialism is when the government does stuff, everyone else starves in prison and Carl Markx watches over it all.” and the classic “BuT yOU haVe an IPHONE!”, and throwing a tantrum rather than looks at evidence and statistics.

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Sorry, we upgraded in anticipation of federation and it’s a ! now. So !communism@lemmygrad.ml

Ah, OK, thanks. So, do I interpret this correctly, federation is coming out soon?

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Fairly soon, like 1-3 months. Our dev is oriented rn towards coping with this massive influx of ppl.

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@KiaKaha
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Check out the podcast ‘Running From Cops’. It gives insight into the lives of the victims featured in the show.

Wow. I’ve just seen the segment and it does suck a lot.

I think I know the feeling. Here in the UK we have similar predatory shows as well. I got physically sick looking into one incident that happened on an episode of a show called “Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!”. Yep. That’s what the show’s called. They’ve produced probably over 100 episodes from 2014-onwards. From what I can tell, it’s exclusively about lionising debt-collectors.

Please don’t look too much into this if you think it’s not good for your mental health.

There was a young female student nurse working for the NHS. She took out a payday loan of £750 but supposedly didn’t pay a few hundred of it back, however she claimed it had been paid in full, and it just wasn’t on record (or something like that). So a team of “High Court Enforcement Officers” got sent around to her house, demanding payment of a few hundred pounds, or they would start repossessing items in the house, not necessarily only items that belonged to her, but possibly other members of her family. She had no prior knowledge that debt collectors would come to the house. I don’t think they wrote to her at all, but they apparently did phone her mobile, which she didn’t pick up because it probably would have been a scam or sales call. The debt collectors (which is what they were, despite the official name) made themselves inside of the house wearing body cameras “for their own protection” which were abnormally high-definition, and unbeknownst to her or her family that they were filming for Channel 5 television. Her family (Dad included) treats her like pure shit whilst she is clearly in distress, until her Dad pays the supposed debt on her behalf. They decided not to censor or blur anyone’s face.

Sorry if that’s too difficult to read or if it is typed sloppily. I’ve just realised how angry it still makes me recalling and articulating what happened. I can’t even begin to imagine what she felt.

She then had to get legal support and file a complaint with Ofcom (the broadcasting regulator) about the insane violation of her privacy by a corporate entity.

This is how I first came across this, as the full description of the legal process was published through someone’s Freedom of Information request. The document was something like 30 pages long with small text. I made it through about 8 to 10 pages before I realised just how dry I was from subconsciously swallowing whilst I was reading the document. It fully detailed the defence of Channel 5 and Ofcom’s initial verdict. It’s indescribably disgusting.

The broadcaster’s response

Channel 5 said that the law in the UK does not provide people with a right not to be on television nor does the law prevent footage of people being filmed and then broadcast without their consent. What mattered in every case was whether or not an individual’s right to privacy had been infringed. It said that this required the balancing of the individual’s right to privacy (Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights (“ECHR”)) against the right to freely broadcast matters of public interest (Article 10 of the ECHR).

Channel 5 said that, for the reasons set out above, it did not accept that Miss F had any right of privacy in relation to her interactions with the HCEAs. It said that Miss F brought their attendance upon herself by failing to adhere to the repayment arrangement agreed on the first occasion that an attempt was made to execute the Writ.

Channel 5 said that the broadcast “demonstrated the stark reality of situations such as that in which [Miss F] put herself by her actions”. It also said that the inclusion of the relevant material “was entirely in the public interest” and “did not exceed what was necessary and appropriate to make viewers understand the situation and the ramifications of what Miss F had done”.

On 9 November 2016, Ofcom issued its first Preliminary View on this case that the complaint made by Miss F on her own behalf and on behalf of her uncle, father and mother should not be upheld. This was provided to the parties with an invitation for them tomake representations. Miss F made representations in which she said that she did not agree with the decision and reiterated the concerns she raised in her complaint as entertained by Ofcom. Channel 5 did not make any representations.

Following further consideration of the issues raised in this case, Ofcom was concerned that we had not correctly balanced the competing rights of the complainant and the broadcaster under Articles 8 and 10 of the ECHR.

You don’t fucking say?!!!

The footage I was talking about: https://youtu.be/m2fqCPVelLQ?t=1458

The document (page 10-50): https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/107433/issue-340-broadcast-on-demand-bulletin.pdf

Channel 5 said that Ofcom’s reasoning in this respect was flawed and completely inconsistent with its earlier decisions. It said that Ofcom focused, wrongly, on the location where the filming occurred, not the activity.

In order to see how well, or how badly, the law and the HCEAs interact with and resolve issues involving debtors, Channel 5 said that viewers needed to see the interaction between them and the debtors and those who assist in settling the debt. Channel 5 said that the incident filmed was not the first time that Miss F had been in difficulties in relation to this debt: she had defaulted on an agreed repayment plan; had refused to answer telephone calls from the company that was managing the repayments; and there had been several incidents where there were difficulties with repayments. The attendance at her home was the last step in a long line of chances Miss F had been given to deal with her debt situation privately.

Channel 5 said that these failures to meet her obligations were sufficient to warrant surreptitious filming. By choosing not to comply with a court order, it said that Miss F was responsible for the attendance at her home of the HCEAs. The broadcaster said that the likelihood that the HCEAs would encounter difficulties was high, but not certain. It also said that no surreptitious filming can ever be certain of results –but to the extent it might have been thought necessary to engage in surreptitious filming, that would have been justified in all the circumstances.

Nothing makes me angrier than reading shit like this. It’s unbelievable.

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