‘The political desperadoes and ignoramuses, who say they would “Rather be Dead than Red”, should be told that no one will stop them from committing suicide, but they have no right to provoke a third world war.’ — Morris Kominsky, 1970

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[Thrash] Fingernails - Kill the Rich
> *He’s a rich, he smell of shit He’s a rich, he has it all He’s a rich, he doesn’t run for his life He’s a rich, he can't sweat* > > *The rich can’t live next to me The rich can’t live with me I won’t allow him, I wanna kill the rich, he’ll die!* > > *He’ll die! He’ll die! He’ll die! He’ll die!* > > *He’s got no money problems, He’s got lots of cash When he lost her money Daddy pays* > > *He’s got no money problems, He’s got lots of cash When he lost her money Daddy pays* > > *I’m your fear, I’m your pain He can’t live, he must die I’ll kill you ’cause I'm a poor* > > *Kill the rich! Kill the rich! Kill the rich! Kill the rich!*

>SAM has fought the union all year, but the workers prevailed. SAM used staff emails to attack the organizers’ characters. They fired leading organizer, Aselya Keyes, in a blatant union-busting move. Keyes, a five-year veteran at SAM, is the only person of color among the leading organizers. She wants her job back and has filed Unfair Labor Practice charges with the NLRB. She is still organizing from the sidelines and going to union meetings.

>News of the jointly developed vaccine is particularly exciting because of the two countries’ cooperative approach in a field that is highly competitive, secretive and totally profit-oriented in Western capitalist countries.

>The workers and their family members standing on the pickets at Collins Aerospace are not benefitting from the war games being played by their bosses. They just want to get back to work and not worry about when their next paycheck will arrive. Many of the locked-out workers spent decades of their lives working at the facility, and they now feel like it was all done in vain. Some are fearful about losing their retirement.

Yankee college kids tell Eastern Europeans how to act throughout top‐grossing antisemitic torture porn? Interesting analogy.

What I find far more interesting, though, is seeing how anticommunists respond to Easterners who don’t conform to their ideology:

https://imgur.com/a/eBrS5BZ

https://nitter.net/i/status/1082443518390366208

https://teddit.net/r/Libsplaining/comments/azyj7s

YOU SHOULD JUST FUCKING SMILE, AND BLOOOOW MEEEEEEE!


>In Alberta, a group of volunteers has launched a new [Police Misconduct Database](https://www.policemisconductdatabase.ca). The searchable database logs external and internal investigations into police misconduct spanning the last 30 years. Thus far the database focuses on municipal police forces, though the team intends to add data on the Alberta RCMP within the next 6 months. While the Edmonton Police have publicly stated they welcome the site as a resource, communication from the president of the Edmonton Police Association to their members stated that the EPA is discussing the site with legal counsel.

>The most deadly factor working against African Union appeals for help against the famine is the fact that the U.S. has actually placed sanctions on Russia to keep it from shipping the wheat and fertilizer it normally supplies to West Africa. The U.S. is charging Russia with stealing “Ukrainian” grain, even though the ownership status of the millions of tons of grain stored in southern and eastern Ukraine is unclear.

Seems to be from a lib source but it’s still nice when they speak the truth for once.

Incidentally, this is the same reasoning that Shoah deniers today use to support their meme: ‘the communists said it, so it must be false.’


Azov are literal nazis who’ve said they want to defend Ukraine from the queer community.

But… but… Russia!


I have to admit, you almost had me there!


No, Stalin wanted to take over all of Finland so that he could go in and massacre everybody in there because they opposed communism. Either that, or just for the lulz.

That’s an indisputable fact.


>In response to the sentences, Yaqoub Qadri stated: “We do not care what the sentence is. The important thing is that we made the impossible possible; we were able to break through the Israeli security services and dealt a blow. We achieved something unthinkable for Israel and its security mechanisms.”

Where were the tens of millions of Soviets demonstrating for the U.S.S.R. in 1991 or ’92?
Recently I tried to correct somebody suggesting that ‘the Russian working class lifted not one finger in defence of 'their' state’. At first I offered a video of the demonstration from 1993, and some opinion polls, but she basically said that they weren’t good enough. I am tempted to link to her essay where she justified her arguments, but to be honest it’s so messy and lengthy that I feel like it would be too distracting to share here. (But I can concede if somebody insists.) Still, it raises an important question: where were the tens of millions of Soviets demonstrating or striking in favor of their union? One possible reason for this is that, since the working masses already had so much political power, physical demonstrations would have been unnecessary and many thought that their electoral input would have sufficed. This might be begging the question (‘did they really have much political power?’), but surely they had ways to fight back besides physical demonstrations or strikes. Either way, it’s clear that people were being too polite and gentle with the anticommunists infiltrating the U.S.S.R. in the 1980s and later.

The writer didn’t make a mistake; this is perfectly accurate.

You see, the reason that Imperial Japan struck Pearl Harbor was due to the U.S. sanctioning Imperial Japan’s oil.

How is that China’s fault?

The answer is quite obvious:

The Chinese should have immediately let the Japanese annex China and extract all of its oil while giving them nothing in return.

If the Republic of China and the Chinese communists just surrendered on day one, Imperial Japan could have had all the oil it wanted and it wouldn’t have had to strike the U.S.’s colonies.

But no, Mao just had to come along and have his communist revolution, preventing the Imperialists from easily obtaining all of the resources that they needed, angering them in the process and forcing them to lash out at the U.S.

That is how the Chinese are responsible for Pearl Harbor.

Why on Earth should the Japanese government be held culpable for that? That makes no sense whatsoever. The Chicoms made them do it. That’s a fact.


Boy, he sure showed us.

See, that’s the great thing about being an anticommie: you can make up whatever shit you want and still be taken seriously.


Am I overreacting, or was ‘pride month’ a mistake?


I just ignored this recommendation the last time that I received it. As far as I know, Orwell never even set foot in the U.S.S.R., and he based his research on British newspapers controlled by the ruling class.

The only reason I can think of as to why anticommunists repeatedly recommend him is that they think that history is ‘boring’ and that a work of fiction would hold our attention spans better, otherwise it makes no sense whatsoever.


Most likely she would do everything in her power to suppress the visitors’ reports, as Pres. Woodrow Wilson tried to do.




That’s true for active anticommunists in general.


>Robert Loeb, who represented Ramirez and Jones in the Supreme Court, issued a statement saying the ruling “leaves the fundamental constitutional right to trial counsel with no effective mechanism for enforcement in these circumstances. . . . It means that a federal court can have evidence that someone, like Barry Jones, did not commit the crime supporting the death sentence, but that the court then is helpless to offer any relief.” bit.ly/3GC9yLx

>The point of the march, “Stop Union Busting and Rehire the Memphis 7,” is to keep classwide solidarity alive and in the streets. WAAR has held a series of militant, dynamic actions hitting the Starbucks and Amazon bosses’ swanky New York residences. The date of the next one, June 9 — starting at 6 p.m. at 155 West 11th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues — was chosen, because that’s when the NLRB will meet on an injunction reinstating the Memphis 7.

>U.S. trade officials have now announced that the government will veto a global plan that would allow countries on an emergency basis to temporarily ignore patents and make their own COVID-19 vaccines. The U.S. says it will block this plan unless China is explicitly excluded from the waiver of intellectual property (IP) rights. This ultimatum has created international shock waves. Not a good idea to dig your own graves, anticommies!

LAPD refuses to allow the People’s Summit for Democracy a mass march
>The Los Angeles Police Department has refused to grant a permit to the People's Summit for Democracy for a legal mass march scheduled to coincide with Biden's Summit of the Americas on Friday, June 10. This is an outrageous denial of the First Amendment rights to free speech and to peacefully assemble. A press conference has just concluded Los Angeles calling on all progressive people to demand that city authorities reverse this decision immediately. We encourage all supporters to make phone calls, send letters and post online to spread this news far and wide. > >To support the ongoing organizing of the People's Summit for Democracy, [please make an urgently needed donation today.](https://www.answercoalition.org/donate) An event of this scale, over three days, with transportation, sound, stage, literature and more, costs huge sums of money. The LAPD is trying to sabotage all this work. But they won't succeed. >The Summit of Americas is shaping up badly for the White House, as Biden's exclusion of Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua has led to nearly 20 heads of state saying they will not attend. Meanwhile, the People's Summit has been gaining momentum over the last few weeks with endorsements from major unions and immigrant rights organizations, and prominent speakers coming from across the country and the world. Los Angeles authorities are trying to cover up this political embarrassment by preventing a march altogether. The ANSWER Coalition, and the other convening organizations of the People's Summit, are committed to exercising our free speech rights and marching regardless. > >Register to attend the People's Summit [here.](https://peoplessummit2022.org/register) Credits to the ANSWER Coalition for e‐mailing this to me.

I certainly don’t share the author’s respect for De Gaulle, but it’s good to have documents of anticommunist officials (partially) admitting that Imperial America is bent on world domination — a part of the world, in this case. The effects should already point to that conclusion, but explicit commentaries and discussions like these from élites make it harder to wave it off as some mere conspiracy theory.


>In those towns a dozen residential wells have been ruined, angering homeowners in this rural, working-class community and activating some of them to unite with Indigenous and white residents and environmental activists. They have formed a coalition, made up of Save the Pine Barrens, Environment Watch of Southeastern Massachusetts and Land & Water Protectors Plymouth & Beyond, to try to stand against this mammoth company with the misleading name, Makepeace. > >The coalition has taken action on multiple fronts, appealing to state agencies to do their jobs to oversee and enforce local and state land-use laws and regulations. The coalition has appealed the nonactions of town boards to the state’s Attorney General, as well as bringing lawsuits in state courts. Protests have become more frequent. > >There are some rays of hope-giving light. In early May 2022, two coalition members were elected to the local governing boards of selectmen for two of the affected towns, including Melissa Ferretti, president and chairperson of the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe.

>Guatemala, Argentina, Bolivia and Honduras are not going to the Summit either, because of their own disagreements with the Biden administration. This underscores the inability of the U.S. to offer the kind of trade agreements and support those countries are getting from China.

Nice. I am sure that ‘moderate’ anticommunists are already responding with ‘well, uhhhh stalin che castro’, though, rather than taking a single minute to reflect on their meme ideology.


I’ve seen antisocialists still argue that capitalism has always existed (‘in some form’) and that animals practise capitalism.

I wish that I were joking.


In terms of fiction, I recently started on Pictures of the Socialistic Future. It isn’t horribly long, but I can already tell that it’s going to be a chore to read.

The author considered personal property synonymous with private property (‘such as furniture, old clothes, bank-notes, and the like’), but most amusingly, the citizenry in this commulist dystopia—where decommodification of goods and services is clearly on the rise—are pissed off that the State is seizing their savings bank funds, which makes about as much sense as two gangs fighting over a used toilette brush.

I have a feeling that this story is just to be the unabridged version of this post, but I’ll be nice and reserve my judgement until I finish it.

ETA: I should mention that, in terms of nonfiction, I recently started on The Gestapo, but I’ve been rather negligent with reading my nonfiction lately.


uhhhhhhh

uhhhhhhhhhh

actually soliciam would just be that only 0 brands of cereal cause no food also 100 million innocents dying everyday so it would be WAY WAY WAY WORSE just look at russia u idiots

so stfu and get back to work (if u do work that is ROFLMAO!!!


What really depresses me about this is how many antisocialists are going to seriously defend this practice as ‘good’ or at least ‘necessary’.


According to the Motion Picture Association of America, showing someone gleefully firing a weapon is fine for children, but showing what happens when bullets strike a person is not.

[T]he fact that these former prisons had witnessed multiple atrocities against different ethnic groups under various states meant that the sites’ own histories had the potential to threaten the appearance of authenticity of their nationalist, anti-Communist approaches. The full histories of these locations made plain the contested and multilayered pasts of the regions in which they were situated: the Vilnius museum’s building had been used as a courthouse of the Russian Empire before 1914, the German state during World War One and then the Polish government between 1920 and 1940. It then became a Soviet political prison twice (1940–1 and 1944–91) and a Gestapo prison and barracks once (1941–4).

The author continues:

Yet the discovery of detailed NKVD-KGB records proved double-edged. On one hand, they provided irrefutable proof of Soviet complicity, and enabled some families to recover their relatives’ remains. On the other, this secret service documentation revealed that the grave contained the bones of individuals from a much wider range of national and ideological backgrounds than was initially supposed: alongside two hundred and six Lithuanian participants of the post-war anti-Soviet resistance, documents listed thirty-two soldiers and supporters of the Polish Home Army; eighty members of the Lithuanian police (under [Axis] control) who had collaborated with Nazis and their subordinate officers, or worked as supervisors of prisons and concentration camps; and two hundred and fifty-seven people of different national backgrounds who were sentenced for crimes against civilians and participation in crimes connected to the Holocaust.

(Emphasis added.)

Luckily, he comforts his readers:

It should be noted that there is good reason to doubt the validity of some of these accusations: Soviet authorities regularly categorized their enemies as Nazi collaborators or as being complicit in the killing of Jews, where the evidence was slim or non-existent.

Because, as any of my followers know, being an active, generic anticommunist is so much better than being a Fascist specifically. A million times better. I’m sure that all of those anticommunists resisting Soviet integration were very nice people!


That’s a pretty harsh thing to say about BoJack Horseman, don’t you think? (Though I do agree that it still shares some of the same problems that other ‘adult’ cartoons have.)


> The **Young Turks**, hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, is a left-wing news commentary channel. Uh… not really. The rest of the article is fine (if painfully unsurprising), though: > While **YouTube** offers the possibility for independent sites to reach a wider audience, its most-subscribed news channels remain largely reflective of the corporate biases of the global media landscape as a whole.

A liberal who’s wrong for the right reasons, for once.
So… This guy is [a](https://nitter.fdn.fr/i/status/1160415614105612289) [little](https://nitter.fdn.fr/i/status/1504548576411598852) [different](https://nitter.fdn.fr/i/status/1516138868877062144) from the usual affair, which is why I hesitated to share this. While normally I think that the takes submitted in this subcommunity are worthy of scorn and derision, this is a rare case where I feel empathy for the person featured. I don’t want anybody to harass him (especially since his account is already unpopular). To any comrades with a Twitter account: would you care to take up the task of politely correcting him?

Norway’s discrimination against ‘war children’
I just want to warn anybody looking that you’ll probably want to drink while or after you read this paper. Sample: >Norwegian war children […] When compared to similar cohorts of the general population, […] show higher rates of mortality, suicide, sick leave and disability pension, and a lower rate of income and education.

Mozilla CEO increased her salary from $2.5m to over $3m in one year (10+ times more than her peers’) despite poor performance, still wants donations
>**Summary**: While laying off many workers the CEO of Mozilla piled up a lot of tax-exempt cash, and it continued to increase in spite of criticism (the above isn’t even the latest; it may be a lot more by now).