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Chicago: Hundreds of workers protest USPS privatization of postal jobs and services by Staples, April 5, 2014.

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Racism is the horse shit that helps fascism grow into a large plant.
Sometimes reddit says good things (via anticapitalist)
As a mode of public pedagogy, a state of permanent war needs willing subjects to abide by its values, ideology and narratives of fear and violence. Such legitimation is largely provided through a market-driven culture addicted to production of consumerism, militarism, and organized violence, largely circulated through various registers of popular culture that extend from high fashion and Hollywood movies to the creation of violent video games and music concerts sponsored by the Pentagon. The market-driven spectacle of war demands a culture of conformity, quiet intellectuals and a largely passive republic of consumers. But it also needs subjects who find intense pleasure in the spectacle of violence.
Neoliberalism and the Machinery of Disposability (via azspot)

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Oppressed people do not and should not have to explain their oppression to their oppressor, nor tailor their resistance to the comfort of the oppressors and their supporters.
Linah Alsaafin, How obsession with “nonviolence” harms the Palestinian cause (via fearandwar)

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You say you want a revolution?

cootedetat:

"Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement."

Vladimir Lenin, What is to be done? (1902)

Here is a collection of texts (a by no means complete one) that I think are incredibly important to the understanding of Marxism; an understanding of which is a fundamental necessity in intervening into the concrete actuality of the Class struggle toward bringing about the universal emancipation of human kind from the exploitation degradation and humiliation of the Capitalist mode of production; the International Socialist Revolution. Listed in chronological order:

Wage-Labour and Capital by Karl Marx (1847)

The Principles of Communism by Frederick Engels (1847)

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels (1848)

Preface to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1859)

Value, Price and Profit by Karl Marx (1865)

Capital: Vol. 1 by Karl Marx (1867)

Capital: Vol. 2 by Karl Marx (1885)

Capital: Vol. 3 by Karl Marx (1894)

Critique of the Gotha Programme by Karl Marx (1875)

Anti-Duhring by Frederick Engels (1877)

Socialism: Utopian and Scientific Frederick Engels (1880)

The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State by Frederick Engels (1884)

Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of Classical German Philosophy by Frederick Engels (1886)

The Meaning of Hegel by Georgi Plekhanov (1891)

On Historical Materialism by Franz Mehring (1893)

The development of the Monist view of history by Georgi Plekhanov (1895)

The Materialist Conception of History by Georgi Plekhanov (1897)

On The Role of The Individual in History by Georgi Plekhanov (1898)

Reform or Revolution by Rosa Luxemburg (1900)

What is to be done? by Vladimir Lenin (1902)

Materialism and Empirio-Criticism by Vladimir Lenin (1908)

Notes On Dialectics by Vladimir Lenin (1914)

The Right of Nations to Self-Determination by Vladimir Lenin (1914)

The Collapse of the Second International by Vladimir Lenin (1915)

Imperialism: the Highest Stage of Capitalism by Vladimir Lenin (1917)

The State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin (1918)

The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky by Vladimir Lenin (1918)

Left Wing Communism an Infantile Disorder by Vladimir Lenin (1920)

The Third International after Lenin by Leon Trotsky (1928)

Fascism: What it is and How to Fight it? by Leon Trotsky (1932)

The Revolution Betrayed by Leon Trotsky (1936)

The Transitional Program by Leon Trotsky (1938)

Their Morals and Ours by Leon Trotsky (1938)

Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses by Louis Althusser (1970)

Dialectical Logic by Evald Ilyenkov (1974)


“With the seizing of the means of production by society production of commodities is done away with, and, simultaneously, the mastery of the product over the producer. Anarchy in social production is replaced by systematic, definite organisation. The struggle for individual existence disappears. Then for the first time man, in a certain sense, is finally marked off from the rest of the animal kingdom, and emerges from mere animal conditions of existence into really human ones. The whole sphere of the conditions of life which environ man, and which have hitherto ruled man, now comes under the dominion and control of man who for the first time becomes the real, conscious lord of nature because he has now become master of his own social organisation. The laws of his own social action, hitherto standing face to face with man as laws of nature foreign to, and dominating him, will then be used with full understanding, and so mastered by him. Man’s own social organisation, hitherto confronting him as a necessity imposed by nature and history, now becomes the result of his own free action. The extraneous objective forces that have hitherto governed history pass under the control of man himself. Only from that time will man himself, with full consciousness, make his own history – only from that time will the social causes set in movement by him have, in the main and in a constantly growing measure, the results intended by him. It is the humanity’s leap from the kingdom of necessity to the kingdom of freedom.
“To accomplish this act of universal emancipation is the historical mission of the modern proletariat. To thoroughly comprehend the historical conditions and thus the very nature of this act, to impart to the now oppressed class a full knowledge of the conditions and of the meaning of the momentous act it is called upon to accomplish, this is the task of the theoretical expression of the proletarian movement, scientific socialism.”
Frederick Engels, Anti-Duhring (1878)

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The ending to Lost was still less confusing than the ending to Neon Genesis Evangelion.

  • We finish eachother's s-
  • -pace. the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission- to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Did the math and I generated about $140 of surplus value today.

I don’t have a drinking problem I just pre-game pre-gaming.

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osointricate:

So like.  Parents can come to Hogwarts to see their kids play Quiddich, right? (shut up if it’s not and just roll with me here.)

So what happens when Muggle parents get invited?

Could you imagine tho?

Like, after the initial “holy shit look at this magic stuff” they’d be like INTO IT.

THEY’D GET THE MAGICAL PARENTS INTO IT TOO.

THEY’D MAKE SHIRTS.

AGGRESSIVELY WEARING YELLOW EVERYWHERE THEY GO.

BEGGING THEIR CHILD FOR INFORMATION SO THEY CAN UNDERSTAND THE GAME BETTER.

SCREAMING AT THE REFS

LIKE

ALSO MAGICAL PARENTS BECOMING FRIENDS WITH MUGGLE PARENTS AND BOTH COUPLES GETTING TOGETHER FOR COUPLE DATES

THEY INTRODUCE EACH OTHER TO EACH OTHER’S WORLDS

THEIR KIDS ARE LIKE

oh my god our parents are friends with each other omg

AND THEY MEET AT QUIDDICH GAMES AND JUST

"JULIE!!! OVER HERE!!! I SAVED YOU AND PATRICK SEATS!"

"OMG THANK YOU SEAN!  HOW IS YOUR LAWYERING FIRM GOING?"

"IT’S A LAW FIRM AND IT’S GOING GREAT!  HOW GOES THAT NEW RECIPE FOR THAT POTION THAT GETS RID OF STAINS?"

"IT’S A DISASTER, THE WHOLE HOUSE SMELLS LIKE ONIONS!  AT LEAST IT’S BETTER THAN SMELLING PHIL’S SHOES."

"I’M SITTING RIGHT HERE SEAN."

"I KNOW.  YOUR SHOES SMELL, DEAR."

wait what

Three words:

Little League Quidditch

This is my favorite thing.

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  • capitalist: "I don't want government intervening in my business!"
  • worker: *organizes a strike*
  • capitalist: *calls the police*
Significantly, while the uncaring rich and powerful, especially those in control of government, big business, and mass media, were and are at the forefront of campaigns to place all accountability for poverty on the poor and to equate being poor with being worthless, lots of other nonwealthy citizens have allied themselves with these groups. This denigration of the poor has been most graphically expressed by ongoing attacks on the welfare system and the plans to dismantle it without providing economic alternatives. Many greedy upper- and middle-class citizens share with their wealthy counterparts a hatred and disdain for the poor that is so intense it borders on pathological hysteria. It has served their class interests to perpetuate the notion that the poor are meere parasites and predators. And, of course, their greed has set up a situation where many people must act in a parasitic manner in order to meet basic needs— the need for food, clothing, and shelter.
bell hooks (via commiefemme)

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…American conservatism is still, after all these years, largely driven by claims that liberals are taking away your hard-earned money and giving it to Those People. Indeed, race is the Rosetta Stone that makes sense of many otherwise incomprehensible aspects of U.S. politics.
That Old-Time Whistle (via azspot)

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Oppressed people do not and should not have to explain their oppression to their oppressor, nor tailor their resistance to the comfort of the oppressors and their supporters.
Linah Alsaafin, How obsession with “nonviolence” harms the Palestinian cause (via fearandwar)

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They say Chicago is violent, but when you close over 50 brown & black schools, that is violence.
Young poet, educator and activist - Malcolm London, Louder Than a Bomb 2014 (via faineemae)

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My name is Jake. Trailer trash, bigender leftist with anxiety issues working a shitty job and studying to be an English teacher at SMCM.

I'm the blogger formerly known as domesticterrorism

I also help run the official Occupy Wall Street Tumblog.


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