Oi bruv, empty yo pockets innit ye. Gimme all yo coins fam.

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Cake day: mar. 23, 2022


Lately the grave keeps getting destroyed by leftists

damn, those dastardly leftists…I sure hope no one does it again…

sorry about your spot :/

I’m not going to divulge any serious amount of time trying to debunk this story. Could it very well be fake? Yes. Could it very well be real? Also yes. Could it be a mix of both? Yes. I feel like the correct position has always been that the conflict was started by US & NATO, and not focusing on that is very telling.

I don’t think this changes much tbh. I don’t think we were rooting for Russia as the good guy (or at least most of us) to begin with. Critical support is called critical support for a reason.

I more or less repeated what you said, but yeah…

Ah, we have a “I hate religion, but I just especially hate islam more” type atheist. I’m not religious, but it’s always funny when I see people like this. It’s not so much that they just want a more secular world, they just hate that the dominant religion of their empire is waning.

Can we banish this Wisconcom character to the shadow realm?

I love these, I trade you…

I’m sensing a metaphor… About something…

Happy new year comrade ҉*( ‘ ω ’ )/҉҉( ‘ ω ’ )/*҉

Brian Berletic of the New Atlas does a pretty great breakdown of this kind of stuff. Each package that Ukraine gets becomes more and more measly. The US is even asking it’s Latin compradors to donate their soviet/ Russian weapons so they can in turn be replaced with western ones 😂.

As it turns out, the US is only willing to lose so much of its stockpiles.

The legacy of Oslo accords shows this to be false. Cooperation with ‘israel’ or ‘israeli’ citizens has led to nothing but disaster. You promote this treasonous idea that the liberation of Palestine, or any people, is dependent upon the support and cooperation of the oppressor nation. But that is not the case.

Cooperating with zionists =/= cooperating with Israeli citizens who would wish to see an end to Israeli apartheid rule. A country’s political outlook doesn’t change overnight, and there’s a lot of political agitation that has to happen before it radically changes. OP’s original post was doing just that, but you flippantly dismissed it as unimportant. Debunking one of the central arguments to the Israeli state is unimportant?

You and your parties continue to expose yourselves as irrelevant to the struggle.

A decade ago, it would not have even been safe to claim that Israel is an apartheid state. What change do you suppose happened that made it tenable to declare such truth? Yes, political agitation can be slow, but it all has to be viewed as a small piece in a larger political project. You’d be surprised to learn that many Palestinian Americans are involved in these “useless” parties in the Imperial core. Palestinian organizers, antiwar parties, leftists parties, and the union at the Oakland port managed to block the Zim shipping boat from landing in Oakland. Similar actions took place in Seattle, South Africa, and Canada. The Seattle action caused the Israeli general consulate to ask the local government to intervene on their behalf to no avail.

The movement to reject South African apartheid then didn’t appear in a vacuum and neither will the movement to reject Israeli apartheid.

The downvotes speak volumes.

You’re being needlessly belligerent for no reason. That’s why people are downvoting you.

You’re not going to get very far without mass support. The reality is that Palestinians are going to have to cooperate with Israeli citizens in order to achieve liberation that works for everyone.

A big part of why Israel is able to exist is because of US weapons and financial support. Convincing the western world, and Americans especially, is a pretty important component to stopping said weapons and financial support.

A Palestinian state obviously

You don’t need to argue with a zionist, but there are plenty of well meaning people who can be persuaded to the right conclusions with the right nudging

I’d say it’s a pretty central argument to how Zionists try to justify the state of Israel (that being Israel provides a home to Jews)

I have a feeling you’re tossing a coin tbh. China’s stock markets function under the authority of the state, not the other way around as in the US. In times of economic turmoil, I have a feeling that the CPC would prioritize the wellbeing of their people over the stock lines going up.

I’m not sure what that would look like, but it’s definitely an interesting idea!

The Democracy Tycoon got 5 years and 9 months in prison on fraud charges. Pretty light with all his things considered.

Didn’t a bunch of the grain in the Ukrainian-Russian grain deal go to Europeans???

Oooh have you heard Antimatter by MF Doom and King Geedorah?

I’ve been listening to a lot of YB and OMB peezy

I don’t even know why I did, but I got suggested the VaushV subreddit and I got into a bunch of arguments with “leftists” who were confused as to why more lefties aren’t more tolerating of incel types 😵‍💫

You should definitely take your own circumstances into consideration, for sure. I’ve been with a party for a few months now, and I’m loving it! I don’t entirely put it out there that I’m in the party, but a select few people in my life do know. I don’t have any real online presence in terms of anything that would obviously identify me, but I just keep it on a need to know basis. If i got doxxed, I would be a bit worried I guess, but I think life would go on. Again, I’m saying this from the West Coast where “lefty” politics are a bit more tolerated.

That being said, organizing is an inherently dangerous thing and that should be taken into consideration. You probably could use an alias, but there would probably come a point where hiding yourself might be more of a burden than anything. A comrade made a point to me the other day about how a lot of the Occupy organizers had their faces blurred and everything, and safety is a valid concern, but that’s probably not too inviting of an image to see if you’re someone whose looking from the outside and you’re looking for a political home, y’know? If we’re all just online and hiding our identities then we’re about as good as a glorified book club.

If you’re still pretty young, I think it’s okay to read theory and interact with people online. If you find yourself in a more stable position to openly be a ML then do so! If not, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that and you should definitely consider your own specific circumstance!

Are the effects permanent? Will being a member prevent a person from traveling internationally and receiving a passport? Will being a member hurt chances of admissions to universities or jobs even if it is not disclosed? Will being a member be discoverable during security clearance checks and prevent the taking of a government job?

They could be if the government you’re under is reactionary like that, again it all depends, yknow? It’s hard to answer each one because it really depends on where you are and whatnot.

Last semester, I didn’t check my school inbox at all. By the end of the semester, there were like 80+ notifications with most of it being reminders for work, but some of it was messages from other students and the professor :').

The point was that the Cambodian genocide gets attributed to Marxist Leninists. Pol pot was not a ML. Everything on the list is either a half truth (at best)/ straight up fake 😵‍💫.

hehe, be safe when you do drink :)! I might find a beach or something and go to smoke later!

You could honestly circle everything there in red 😂

I’m not! I just thought the random fruit (well not so random now that you’ve explained it) was a little bit funny, so I just found a random vegetable to give in return :) ❤️

I hate making resolutions, but I wanna go one at least one date next year :')

Never ask the Dalai Lama how many families owned 95% of the land in 1940, worst mistake ever!

The Suharto regime, famously independent from the US

I had to stop when it started talking about how the PSL and the WWP even worked closely! Yeah, they split a long time ago:

“The Act Now to Stop War and End Racism Coalition (ANSWER) then became a PSL operation; before it had been a WWP project centered on fighting imperialist wars in the middle east through mechanical support for all (even superficial) opponents of US imperialism. WWP members still tell horror stories of PSL having changed the locks to the ANSWER offices on the day of their split.”

A lot of this just relies on tangential connections and straight up leaving certain information out lol. For full disclosure, I’m in the PSL and know members like Gloria La Riva, and the article at one point tries to paint Gloria La Riva being married to Richard Becker as some kinda secret lol. Like what??

The struggle of Mumia Abu Jamal
At the young age of 15, Mumia Abu Jamal had gained the attention of the FBI and was placed on the COINTELPRO list after he became the Lieutenant of Information for the Philadelphia Black Panthers Branch. He was a black activist and journalist who was falsely accused of murdering a cop and has been in prison for 41 years. Amnesty International did a report on his imprisonment and even they had to admit "it doesn't meet international standards". Of course, it cowardly doesn't take an opinion on whether he's guilty or won't even say he's a political prisoner. Some interesting tidbits are that 71% of the potential Jurors were black and struck off, the caliber of bullets didn't match at all (not disclosed to jury), no sort of gunpowder test was done, the FBI admitting that they had him under surveillance and worked with philly pd to frame him, etc. https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/amr51/001/2000/en/ His lawyers have recently been given 60 days to review evidence, and I just hope the decades long work of organizers to free him come to fruition. Fuck Philly PD, one of the dirtiest shit stains of a police department on the planet. https://www.liberationnews.org/supporters-rally-for-mumia-abu-jamal-as-court-considers-evidence-showing-police-da-corruption/

Any Denmark parties?
I guess someone randomly hit me up on reddit and they noticed I linked some multipolarista stuff, and they're wondering if there are any Denmark parties? I'd tell em but I'm not from Denmark, I'm a Usonian :').

What’re some good books or sources on the factionalism that occurred between the Bolsheviks and groups like the Revolutionary socialists and the Mensheviks?
I guess I'm interested for my own clarity because people often times (mostly people on the "left") as some sort of gotcha against the Bolsheviks. Ty ty :3

Does anyone have any experience with filing wage complaints, paperwork with the labor commissioner, etc. in order to get back wages?
I'm getting legal aid to help, and I do have a fair bit of documentation (all timesheets, paystubs, questionable texts about scheduling from my boss, and even pictures of a few health code violations). What was the process like for you? How soon did you get money?

It’ crazy how normalized wage theft is
I work in the service industry and I recently discovered that my coworkers, and I have not been getting our legally due overtime pay. I was honestly only made aware of the issue because one of my newer coworkers raised the issue of not getting paid overtime rates for work. This was some months ago, but I think the buried it in my mind because at the time, I genuinely did read the law wrong I'm pretty sure (I'm sure it's intentionally made confusing as well). I think all this was reignited in my mind because I recently asked my other coworker if we get overtime rates for Black Friday, and I ended up looking into the details. I'm not 100%, but all the other workers I asked at my job said that they either don't get it/ that they're supposed to get it/ how their employer did some little shifty accounting trick to finesse them out of overtime rates. I'm consulting a knowledgeable comrade about the laws, but there's legit no reason as to why would be exempt from being owed our legally due overtime rates. If I filed a wage complaint, I'd most definitely get fired, and who knows how else my boss might retaliate. He does know about my drug usage, and I'm sure he would use whatever information against me that he could. Maybe it's a bit of a harsh assessment to make, but capitalists will do whatever to protect their bottom line.

I’m not even sure how I ended up here, but heres a certified Europeansocialists moment
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Some reflections from canvassing!
Yesterday, a few comrades and I went out to pass out some flyers! This was probably the 2nd/ maybe 3rd time doing it? We went out in the evening, around the time people would be getting out for work, and people were hardly receptive 😢. I think I could have improved the outreach if I made my initial sales pitch/ reach out/ whatever you want to call it a bit more...personal I think? Y'know, that first thing you say when you approach someone. Also, I think I should stay away from using more yes/ no focused questions and maybe stick to statements? The topic of yesterday was focused around the coming prop 1 here in California, a prop to enshrine abortion in the California constitution. I pretty much asked "Hey, do you want a voter's guide" to most of the people walking by. Just wanted to post this because I'd love feedback, tips, comments, criticism, etc. from other comrades out there :3

Men i Trust has dropped new music, click the link 🤗

Question about evictions in Cuba
Regularly, I'd ignore it, but some Gusano sent me [this](https://iwpr.net/global-voices/havana-evictions-highlight-housing-shortage) and [this](https://diariodecuba.com/cuba/1656608219_40605.html). Is is true that evictions are being carried out in Cuba? In both links, it talks about how the people who were "evicted" were in abandoned buildings, so my bet is that the government doesn't want them in dilapidated buildings. I'd love some clarification on these matters, please.

Why is this orchid dyinnnnnng? 😢
I've been tasked with watching this thing for about a month now, and I think I've been overwatering it maybe. The instructions say to either submerge pot in water for 5 minutes/ place 2 - 3 ice cubes...once a week. I was watering it like 2 a week with a spray bottle for the first few weeks. I just finished ice cubing it yesterday and it looks even worse I think. Last picture is the plant currently. Additional info, it's been very hot the past week and now. High 80's and 90's... ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/046baa47-8abb-4286-8aab-7c24c5d63a81.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/0c2e618b-349c-4e6f-93b6-e68afa8f1ff5.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/9f611ffc-5cf0-4430-b399-fc4369e83908.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/beeaa611-a6f0-438a-a3c1-0e1d3d2b756d.jpeg)

The guitar thingy makes me feel like I'm a slave to it 😍

Does anyone have anything on the supposed notion that the Treaty of Versailles was “unfair” to germans?
It's one of those little things that irks me so much. I remember reading something about how the reparations germany had to pay were not at all excessive (especially when compared to other wars at the time). Someone brought it up, so naturally, I'd like to counter it.

I would like to announce that I am back in school! (´・ω・`)
Well almost...I just applied back into the school system, and I'm gonna talk to a counselor some time this week :)! I'm tired of the drudgery of work. Last week, my boss told me to take my earphones out at work and I was absolutely livid...I plan on blowing off work as much as possible within my schedule, because screw him. I think I'm finally set on pursuing mycology! I'm currently just taking on a science degree thingy, but I'll honestly have to see how long it would take me to pursue mycology as a career. I'm restarting at a Community college, and just wanna transfer. Hopefully, I won't have to do more than 3 years at the Uni I plan on transferring to. I'm broke 😢...

Buying ink in capitalist society 🤮
I asked the store manager if there were refillable cartridges I could just buy online, instead of being forced to pay for like 3 different products! (Not Cheap!) She said that the companies sometimes make printers go error if you use unauthorized ink... Absolutely pointless production that fuels climate change 🙄. Get me out of here! I'm stuck in 2D!

Who is Uncle Tom?
Little known fact, but the "Uncle Tom" character is based on a real man named Josiah Henson! Josiah Henson was a former slave who escaped to Canada (900 Miles of walking!), acquired some land, and started a school and community for other escaped slaves. The institue was called the British American Institute for Fugitive Slaves! He taught himself to read and write later on in his life, and he did narrate his book called "The Life of Josiah Henson: Formerly a Slave". Why did Uncle Tom sorta became associated with being a docile sellout? Well, if i had to guess, Harriet Beecher Stowe (white woman) who wrote about Mr. Henson probably did so/ was forced to write him in that light to attract a more...white audience. I guess the idea of an emancipated black former slave who was intelligent wasn't all too marketable then. Hell, the book supposedly outsold the bible when it dropped.

What do you think of the idea of “muh managerialism, not capitalism”?
I think it's a silly obfuscation to divert any blame from capitalism by just proclaiming that the world currently isn't under capitalist hegemony, but I wanted to see what others thought and if anyone knew anything that Marx or anyone wrote about the matter. Someone said to me "Directors are not the same as shareholders. Directors, CEOs and fund managers are, well, managers. Managers are NOT capitalists. They do not invest their own capital in order to make money and gain influence, they just climb the ladder. They don't have the same goals as owners and capitalists. They don't value the same things and they don't play the political game to get the same results. This is why the politics have also changed. They don't value the same institutions and want to do politics in different ways. They don't value political parties, individual rights, etc., they value rules, bureaus that enforce the rules that are non-partisan and continue to operate regardless of who's in power. Managerialism is too deep of a rabbit hole to be contained in a reddit comment thread, I would point you towards James Burnham who described it in great detail and quite accurately predicted what the modern world would look like when he wrote 80 years ago."

I used to love these channels, but I always figured something was off about em. They left tons of waste behind and on one occasion, they routed water that was 6 km away for their pool!

I will cook some goat/ lamb/ beef birria sometime between today and next Thursday.
To hold myself accountable, I will not bring my earphones to work if i don't accomplish the task by then 🤧. I will include a picture if I am able to finish the task by next thursday.

Bruh, I messed up on an opportunity to get a customer’s number 😩
This gorgeous lady walked up to the register and she was extremely touchy. Like she grabbed my hand and was like oooh I love your bracelet :,) and we talked about her name! She'd come back every 2 minutes to just lean over the counter and look at me. I was very much caught off guard. Sad to say, I did not ask her for her number 😢.

Can someone help me compile a list of “neutral sources” in explaining the legacy of French neocolonialism in Africa?
There's a post on "neutralpolitics" asking about "How does France practice neocolonialism in former African colonies? What is known about the effects of this practice?" Ideally, the sources would stick to hard economic analysis (mentioning coups is fine if there is hard documented evidence). I know, it's annoying to have to feign neutrality, but it's sometimes the only way to reach people sometimes. If possible, focused on the CFA Franc Zone.

Another update in the Uvalde saga
Wow, just pathetic...dude is literally looking at a picture of his little punisher flag on his phone. They accuse us of being larpers lmaoooo.

I was recently reading about the Young Lords and their hospital occupation in one of the PSL's publications! I thought this was a pretty cool instance of occupations succeeding and being popular (at least in the sense of mass support). They occupied a Bronx hospital and were able to get the government to come to the negotiation table. They also staged trash burnings across the city to protest inadequate sanitation. I don't know how they are these days, but I thought it was a cool instance of afrolatin history :). One of the videos is from Democracy Now so bear with me...

Hmm, interesting ad I saw…
I saw this ad about this white dude, and it was like 4 minutes long and about business in China. It starts off with an interesting disclaimer about how "everything you hear about chinese products is bad" and I guess they go on to debunk that? I won't link the ad because I won't give capitalists the satisfaction 🤢, but I just thought it was interesting to note. I don't think it necessarily spells a sign of a future relationship developing between the collective thought of murica and china, but it was a nice refreshment from the average Shen Yun funded ad.

A few years back, I watched this sob movie about these brave Congolese park rangers just fighting off these crazy terrorists. It was a movie called Virunga. Breakthrough News, a very good news source, made me aware to the fact that there is a long history of white supremacy in the conservation movement and how more recently, these parks have been militarized. I suggest you watch all of it, but a alot of indigenous people who had occupied the land practically forever were subject to brutal persecution (mass rape, mass killings). This is definitely not an isolated event as well.

How can I read an article without having to register an email everytime 🤮
Everyday, Capitalism finds a way to ruin my living moments. How can I read articles without having to register for some dumb trial thing? I tried reader view, but I guess it only shows the teaser of the article :/.

[Bonus song!](https://youtu.be/tozhe0yTAqo)

Propaganda time is over, it’s time to go home

I woke up from a nightmare, and I saw this when I opened my laptop. You basically get to wait for like 4 - 5 days for glorified microwave food/ food items that you end up having to cook yourself. Maybe I'm still in the nightmare...

Soviet peasants casually 🅱️ooling in a palace turned sanatorium
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PSA for the workers of the world! ᵃˡˢᵒ ᵖᵃʳᵗⁱᵃˡ ʳᵃⁿᵗ
Being conditioned to say sorry when your boss asks to you cover on your off day, having to say thank you when you get your check, and being expected to give a 2 week notice is subtle class warfare imo. I quit a job last month (was chronically underpaid and overworked there, worked there loosely for like 2 years). This one, I've worked for a few months, but I'm quitting cause they wanna be slick and try to delay our paychecks twice in a row. I did't say thank you both times when I got my check and I could tell my manager was heated because of that.

Please assist me in responding to a bit of propaganda (IUD’s in Xinjiang, but Zenz more specifically)
> There's plenty of material that breaks the number of fallacies and lies in his "research" down, but if you prefer a more western source - quoting me Grayzone isn't a western source now? Interesting, because they certainly identify as one. (them) Anyway, this is the same critiques that I've seen before. Including claims that what's happening in Xinjiang isn't technically "genocide" as long as the population is growing (which does not contradict the UN's definition of genocide). It's also openly admitting that the Chinese government started clamping down on Uyghur birth rates while they were loosening birth restrictions on all other ethnicities, which IS textbook genocide. They also admit that the CCP's enforced limitations on Uyghur births are what caused their birth rates to crater in 2017, at a time when the CCP was openly lamenting an impending demographic crisis. The government clearly wants more babies, they just don't want them to be of the wrong ethnicity. Again, genocide (them) > Among Zenz's "major findings" was the claim that "80 percent of all net added IUD placements in China… were performed in Xinjiang, despite the fact that the region only makes up 1.8 percent of the nation's population." > According to the 2019 China Health Statistics Yearbook published by the National Health Commission–the original source of Zenz's claim–the number of new IUD insertion procedures in Xinjiang in 2018 accounted for only 8.7 percent of China's total. So Zenz's "major finding" appeared to be off by a factor of 10, a staggering error that substantially undermined the explosive quality of his argument. Amazingly, this is the same error that I've seen every other tankie parrot. It relies on comparing two different statistics, "new IUD insertions" and "net IUD insertions". Zenz was pretty clear in his paper that "net IUD insertions" are defined as the number of new IUDs inserted, minus the number removed that year. And he saw a huge red flag that unlike every other province, very few of the IUDs in Xinjiang were being removed. (him) https://adrianzenz.medium.com/a-response-to-the-report-compiled-by-lin-fangfei-associate-professor-at-xinjiang-university-bdad4bbb97f9 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The point about Grayzone is a silly one, especially considering it wasn't the only source I mentioned. I have work in like 30 minutes, so I don't want to hastily push out some arguement centered around sophistry. I won't have till tomorrow to finalize a response, but I figured I might ask for a bit of help from people more familiar with the work. I think i vaguely remember reading something tangential to the claim of "They also admit that the CCP's enforced limitations on Uyghur births are what caused their birth rates to crater in 2017, at a time when the CCP was openly lamenting an impending demographic crisis. The government clearly wants more babies, they just don't want them to be of the wrong ethnicity. Again, genocide". IIRC, the Uyghur populace were given more wiggle room for more birth rates than other ethnic groups in china when taking their size into account. I know it seems like a waste of time, but we cannot stop explaining. Thank you in advance.

I would like to announce that I got a donut today while handing out flyers :,)
That's it. It was my first day organizing, and someone gave me a donut after talking to us!

Dude, every…single…time
Whenever I see one of these, *this millenial earns XXX,000 from being a landlord a year! Learn how!* articles, it always starts with having rich family members...sigh ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/66d9debe-a111-4055-b38c-9ea0c8ab44b1.png)

Freebie Alerts, app for free goods!
This might not be applicable to everyone, but there's an app called freebie alerts. There's pretty much everything on it: TV's, dryers, chairs, etc. Be safe and keep your head up. You're not bad for being poor, friend. ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/b4ff4803-57bf-4b1f-b7c4-b88fecdcabfe.jpeg)

I did a thing!
I had my meeting with two representatives from my local PSL org :)! I do wish i had read more into the different publications the org had, because they did ask me about what specifically interested me in their publication. I want to write a special thank you to the guy(s) who kept on ddosing lemmy. You gave me no other choice ;).

I concur, this picture in fact goes hard

Searching for a certain Lenin quote 🧐
The gist of it was basically mocking people who would say that something is socialist simply because it has socialist in its name. Some person evoked the ol "well the germans called themselves socialists" *argument* and I figured it would be alot more efficient to hit em with the Lenin copypasta 😎.