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The Taliban is attacking Iran in what might be one of the most blatant fucking proxy wars in human history and the Pro-Ukraine talking heads can’t even pretend that they didn’t immediately switch teams. I hate them so much it’s unreal.
I am putting a correction notice here, there is/was a water dispute between Iran and Afganistan, and while there have been clashes, the border seems to have calmed down,
Hey, could you elaborate a little on this?
The instant the attacks started, Ukrainian news orgs took credit in a way because it was implied that this all had to do with Iran’s drone production. They definetly jumped the gun on it because suddenly supporting the Taliban was already starting to discredit them. Still though, the timing of all that was fishy as hell.
did anyone see european covid conference? what are your thoughts?
Full transcript for anyone interested:
Pretty standard WHO presentation, it was interesting listening to their reasoning for terminating some programs early, and it was very nice to hear about the blind vaccine distribution program in the works designed to circumvent the effects of vaccine nationalism in areas such as Latin America and Africa that are unable to develop a domestic vaccine and can’t license or import enough foreign supplies.
I think I’ll definitely read the June meeting where each country will go more in depth into the mistakes made by the their states and pharmaceutical companies and how they plan to remedy that for the future…
It’s also been hilarious watching the anti vax conspiracy theory Nazis run around like always. My favorite was that the WHO announced at this meeting that they believe the 7 million deaths reported by member states is woefully low, and that their estimates place the death toll and excess mortality from covid infection at 20 million. The nuts took this to mean that the WHO said that vaccines killed 20 million people 😂. My other favorite was that a journalist asked if Covid was a bio-weapon and the director said that that was a possibility just the same as if Covid naturally evolved, but that they don’t know for certain though they lean on it being more natural then man made. Again, the nuts took this to mean that China created a bioweapon to target America, and that the reason China had low infections and deaths was because they already had a secret cure.
I have been searching through the long list of local communist parties lately and considering joining one, as I seem to find myself doing once every year or two.
The task used to be a hard one years ago for me when I was less well versed in marxism, as I found most of them to be very similar, too much to discard one or another with ease. Now the task feels much easier after I began actively looking for their stances on modern China and anti-imperialism in general. It filters out parties to be disregarded a lot better this way.
Reporting back from the 26th of may general strike:
Comrades, I went, along with about 100 other comrades, at the entrance of the education ministry (miur), we had about 10 brief interventions from comrades that spoke about various issues, there was no repression aside from 3 cop vans and full dredged riot cops at the entrance, but that’s to be expected and they didn’t dare to fight us, we demonstrated our strength and many people assisted
Ora e sempre resistenza! 💪✊
Questo testo è stato tradotto utilizzando DeepL.
gracias, as they say in Italy
I laughed harder at this than I should have.
mercì boceaup, as they say in the land of the free
Its kinda funny that if youre perceived as a communist on reddit, dudes will be contrarian to anything you say, even pro-capitalist statements 😂
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Also from the news site this article was written by: (Warning bigotry and Nazism)
The “news” site is a known Neo-Nazi site and is full of deranged fascistic drivel, sometimes masked in Russian anti-westernism, but only because to the writers westernism is Judaism. Just skimming through the articles, they display a deep hatred for Jews, indigenous people, Asians, Slavs, and black people.
Also in the header of the article that is cut off in the original screenshot, they title it with being part of their series on “Agenda 2030”, which is a Neo Nazi conspiracy theory that the World Economic Forum “””Jews””” will release a new pandemic and utilize global warming to force everyone into smart cities to control them with “socialism” in the year 2030 and to reduce the population. This Reddit post summarized it fairly well, and even from the title and first 2 paragraphs you can see how utterly deranged it is.
This just makes it all the more suspicious, but I do hope it was just an honest mistake. Because while I do get being skeptical of western pharmaceutical industries, that is no justification to resort to Nazi sources and then propagate their message.
it’s a bad source. i’ll remove this.
All good comrade, we all get caught in traps like that sometimes.
i actually only found screenshot on twitter. the author didn’t post the link to the source. i wonder why 😏
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What is the source for this? I’m sure the Western COVID vaccines were less rigorously tested than the ones made in AES countries, but there are also plenty of baseless anti-vaccine claims
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this doesn’t give any background information for the motion so I can’t verify whether it’s genuine, but I’d be very suspicious of what this outlet publishes considering its most recent article’s headline
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Currently preparing a post concerning Eritrea under Fascism, a subject of which I suspect we know very little.
I plan on using this as the title picture, as I think that it sums up the situation rather nicely.
I was reading Coloniality of Power, Eurocentrism and Latin America by Anibal Quijano and it makes me sad that such a sophisticated retelling of race is basically non-existent here in (maritime) Southeast Asia.
It is often actually ignored in favour of a sort of vulgar developmentalism. Racism in it’s colonial and “post”-colonial forms are never fully interrogated and historicised, and in fact is often reproduced by the supposedly indigenous governments here.
A reason for this was the defeat (or failure, depends on how you see it) of left-wing movements in the region, by comprador reactionary forces and their Western masters.
In a way my comment history is a testament to that alienation and nihilism.
Currently in a state of utter neutrality again where I don’t know what to feel. Life is okay and safe. Everything around me does its/their job. Nothing too out of the ordinary is taking place.
But I can’t shake the feeling of ‘now what?’ that keeps lingering on. Life sometimes do be like Lenin said.
Just bought the Jakarta Method at the leftist bookstore in town. Looking forward to reading it on my roadtrip next couple of days.
I finally made it comrades, the most jacked dude on my gym went out of his way to tell me that my range of motion on squats is great 😭
Something funny is going on in Mexico.
One big bank is in talks to get bought by a bigger group, as always media is spreading fake news and mentioned that the deal failed, so in press the mexican president mentioned that it was a lie and they’re still on talks but he then mentioned that if the deal fails maybe there would be a possibility to nationalize that bank.
Now media says that ‘the mexican president wants to nationalize the bank!’, and every old conservative that thinks mexico is a communist state goes to withdraw their deposits LMAO.
Dude could cause a bank run with that simple statement, thanks to the old dumbasses that live on red scare paranoia LOL. I dont think this was planned at all just something funny that is going on.
I dread to wonder what their definition of communism is
When the government does stuff
The 26th of may a general strike has been called in Italy, I’ll participate, we’ll see how it goes
report back within 72 hours 👍
It went fine, made another more detailed comment on this post if ur curious, tldr some comrades spoke about their issues with the current system, noone got hurt
Remind me to, if I don’t I’m in jail lmaoooo
jokes aside, the protest is authorized so they Shouldn’t (emphasis on SHOULDN’T) harm us
(aside from the fact that the cops managed to break their record today, 2 blatant and violent abuses of power in 1 day)
In boca lupo, compagno o9
Dooming pretty hard right now. As I “reintegrate” more into society after the beginning of the pandemic the more I am just faced with an onslaught of liberal ideology and propaganda that is almost unbearable. Don’t understand how the absolute catastrophe that took place in the US didn’t break the bubble for more people, makes me fearful that the capitalists are just too good at controlling thought and discourse.
DAE feel like your experience ~during the pandemic~ took decades off of your life through an onslaught of sheer psychic damage 🤯 (but feel it’s kinda treated as blasé to discuss this anymore)?
< sicko mode, absolutely unhinged >
I feel you, though. I worked in the healthcare industry throughout the pandemic and hahaha, HAHAHA however bad anyone thinks healthcare (for the poors) is here, just holy fucking shit. It’s worse than you can imagine unless you’ve seen it.
I had a few breaking points. People I cared for (in the professional and personal senses) died and it was treated as an emotional occupational hazard, “these things happen.” FUCK YOU! Motherfucking managers keeping track of profits occasionally side-eyeing the everpiling coffins of those they’re supposed to care for and only wondering about how much the funeral’s going to cost and how much they might recuperate from a memorial fund, just fuck.
Worked in a pharmacy for a bit, too. Mfw the entire fucking world has collapsed (pestilence and now war!) and I have to explain to this 25 year old that I’m so sorry but your insulin is ringing up as $1500 for just this 1 month’s supply? Is that normal? Oh, it is normal. Uh, sorry you randomly drew a $1500 monthly alive tax, fuck.
Btw you should know I was touchin your fuckin’ pills w/o gloves with my snotty little hands. A few of your pills fell on the floor? Sorry bud, I’ve got 300 other orders to fill in the next 3 hours and fuck you if you think I’m going to open a whole new bottle just for you. It’s all so fucking inefficient, so dirty, so cruel, yet there somehow exists a chain of command of people who somehow fucking believe in it (insofar as it can fatten their goddamn wallets and somehow all of your coworkers believe in it and they think it’s totally fucking normal to be prescribed extra strength adderall so they can go to work and school at the same time full-time dude WHAT THE FUCK??
I do not know of any great advice. I share in your struggle, though, as do many others. Modern liberals have fully embraced a politicized apathy and it’s so defeating to try to deal with. How the fuck did no one learn a damned thing?
Well, the important thing is that some of us did I guess. Many of us. Many, I’d wager, are on the verge of complete radicalization but yet lack the coherent enough ideological foundation to express it. Many more… are probably more than content to know absolutely nothing and believe absofuckinglutelyeverything. Just following orders.
Sorry you had to go through all that comrade, thank you for doing what you could for others <3
Thank you comrade.
One of the most jarring things was hearing from people close to me that we were lucky, that nobody (we) knew had died or gotten really ill - these were my friends and they were unaware of the connection I had to the people under my care, so I don’t blame them. “Oh right, your residents”.
I miss them. The idea that it’s just the way it is, just a hazard of the workplace - no. I did not work in hospice care. People got covid and they died, painfully, because the scum behind the industry found out that their profit margins couldn’t sustain safety for more than a couple of months without dipping 0.1% or whatever and the state did nothing, absolutely nothing to save these people’s lives.
Life goes on. Just the way it is.
All I can say is that we will not apologize for the terror when our turn comes
Same, even my local “cultural aggregation center” which is pretty decent and does lords work in term of helping people in need, is full to the brink with liberalesque and europeist ideology and straight up propaganda, it’s not a case that it’s directly financed by the city. I haven’t tested the waters yet but I suspect most people are shit libs, it’s just sad
Every 3-4 months i lurk back into my country subreddit, oh boy each and every time i get more disappointed.
I got downvoted into oblivion for stating that there is no way that raw resources cost more than their processed products.
Why does stating something a elementary school kid know gets hate? Because media has made them believe that its more profitable to sell raw petrol instead of refining it 😅 back when the mexican president invested into building a refinery.
So you’re telling me that our benevolent overlords aren’t making a loss for the good of everyone? Sacrilege!
Oil companies are so noble that they dont make profits of refining oil !💀
Im not even joking, its what these people are convinced of.
Unfortunately I can believe it.