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As the Marxist agitator #AdamSmith once said, "People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices."

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Smith understood that capitalists hate capitalism. They don't want to compete with one another, because that would interfere with their ability to raise the prices their customers pay and reduce the wages they pay their workers.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Is antitrust anti-labor? and more!

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There's 3 days left in the @Kickstarter for the audiobook of my upcoming anti-finance finance thriller about #SiliconValley scams, *Red Team Blues*. #Audible refuses to carry my audiobooks because they're #DRM free. Crowdfunding makes them possible!

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Is antitrust anti-labor? tl;dr: no.

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A reminder of @Keir_Starmer's Ten Pledges to all @UKLabour members, made during his 2020 leadership bid (the website is still up).

Pledge #10: "Unite our party, promote pluralism, & improve our culture".

Keir Starmer in Rupert Murdoch's Times today: "Back me or leave".
"My promise to you is that I will maintain our #radical values & work tirelessly to get Labour in to power – so that we can advance the interests of the people our party was created to serve. Based on the moral case for #socialism, here is where I stand".…
Keir Starmer's numbers 1 - 4 of his 10 "pledges" made to all @UKLabour members during his 2020 leadership bid:
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Your typical capitalist shill responses to anyone who mentions the word socialism:

1. It's human nature to be selfish, thus capitalism.
2. It's never worked before.
3. Humans can't co-operate without monetary incentive.

Let's explore these, shall we?
1. Being self-interested doesn't undermine cooperation. You wouldn't want to live in a household full of people who exploit each other, would you? If anything, it's in my interest to build a world in which everyone is happy and not exploited.
Workers co-ops are an excellent example of people being able to work together and decide how the surplus value of their labour (profit) is to be spent, democratically. It is not a requirement that there be a dictator at the top of the hierarchy that the rest MUST obey.
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#Socialism leads to centralization of powers and threaten peoples freedom

#Socialism turns people lazy and they slowly become state dependent

#Capitalism encourages productivity and hence sort of decentralizes power

#Capitalism eventually widens the wealth gap and the top 1%……
Communism vs. Capitalism
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My critique of #Zizek is an analysis of his--pro-imperialist/anticommunist--position in the social relations of intel production. It’s part of a book on theory industry’s war on #Marxism. Chapters on #FrankfurtSchool #Foucault #FrenchTheory & more. 🧵1/7…
This article on the #FrankfurtSchool explains how #Adorno & #Horkheimer were funded & supported by the capitalist ruling class & imperialist states, including the CIA, as global spokesmen for an anti-communist politics of capitalist accommodation. 2/7…
This deep dive into the anti-communism of the #FrankfurtSchool, which critically evaluates #Adorno #Horkheimer #Habermas #Honneth #Fraser, clearly outlines FS's opposition to #Marxism & esp actually existing #socialism. 3/7…
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My latest: #Zizek rose to fame promoting pomo radlib theory against Marxism, claiming #communism is “the worst catastrophe in the history of humanity." No wonder he’s the (capitalist) world’s most famous “Marxist”! 🧵 1/7
#Marxism #Marx…
Opposed to #socialism in #Yugoslavia, #Zizek wrote for a ‘dissident’ mag accused of being CIA. He founded the
*LibDem* Party & ran for Pres against the communists, advocating for privatizations: “more capitalism would mean more social security” (sic). 2/7
The Eastern liberal was for pro-West civil society & against the Yugo. state when the latter was socialist, whereas he was against civil society & for the state when the latter turned capitalist (& sought membership in capitalist & imperialist orgs like the EU & NATO). 3/7
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1. Capitalism is the system of economy where a minority of individuals personally own the means of producing goods and services; and of distributing them (capital). They employ workers to use the means of production to create products and perform services, (1/32)
paying them less than the value their work creates for the owner upon sale of the goods produced. (2/32)
The remaining difference (surplus value) is called profit which the owners receive when they exchange and sell goods produced for them by workers to consumers (either other capitalist operations, capitalists or workers as consumers). Workers own their labor, (3/32)
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The world is rising up in #antifascist protest this #Christmas!
🇫🇷 🇫🇷 🇫🇷
This is #Paris yesterday.
Go team!!!
God I love the #Greek antifascists. They never relent!!!

#Athens Protests
Thank you and happy holidays
to all antifascists and #antiwar #protesters in #Paris!
🎄 🌲 🧑‍🎄 🎄

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There is "freedom of expression" in the US/NATO West - the oligarchies under the invisible rule of the gigantic families of wealth (nothing new).
There is no censorship,
it is only determined in a woke way what people are still allowed to think in a politically correct way. Censorship is then no longer necessary.
And those who still dare to think otherwise than the woks & the prevailing narratives are fact-checked, slandered, thrown out of jobs, the public &then out of life? by fellow woken humanitarians who only want to save the climate and ...? want to save?
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tweeten nedan utlöste ryggmärgsreflex hos Fredrik #Wenell som kallar sig kristen o teolog o är ledarskribent på #sekten_Pingst’s mörkertidning #Dagen. #sekter drivs av upproriskhet mot både #GudsOrd o msklig överhet. De hatar underordning under #överhet som inte lyder dem.
2. lyssnar inte t Guds ord ty de har inte Gud t Fader (Jh8)
3. har inte Kristus som herre, såsom mannen är herre över kvinnan.
4. älskar inte Kristus, är inte Kristi vänner, ty de bevarar inte hans ord, Guds ord.
5. underordnar sig inte under Guds ord.

6. upphäver o ersätter Guds ord m syndiga mskrs lögner.
7. är bärare av fariséernas ande, de omintetgör Guds ord.

8. Kristi fördömanden över fariséerna drabbar alla sekter i alla tider. #Gehennas_barn kan inte omvändas, blir dubbelt värre varje generation #svpol
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'Critical theories of neoliberalism (CTNL) & their significance for left politics', by Matthew Lepori.

A thoughtful discussion article attempting to synthesise a very wide-ranging critique of #neoliberalism in order to build left-alliances.
It's not open access, I'll just thread a few extracts.

There is no battle between those studying #neoliberalism as a political economy (‘Marxian’) & those studying it as a governmental project designed to constitute particular types of social & political subjects (Foucauldian).
Some analysts treat neoliberalism as an ideology & class project emerging in reaction to falling rates of profit, this economic ‘trigger’ is not explained through structural-economic contradictions but through politics eg strikes, inflationary policies, & an open global economy.
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THANK YOU @harshawalia8, @williamcson, and @deanspade for talking about abolition and the state!! How do abolitionists approach and answer the question of the state - where do we differ, where is there convergence from which to struggle together?

#abolition #anarchism #socialism Graphic notes titled “No Bo...
Link to the talk!

And if you missed’s a previous talk with @williamcson and @joeyayoub on @FireTheseTimes that was also sooo good!…
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On Nov. 15, 1903, #Japan's first socialist newspaper was launched, the Heimin Shimbun (平民新聞). In existence for over a year, it was published to oppose the Russo-Japanese War, which began in February 1904. #socialism #NoWar #反戦 #전쟁반대
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Contributors to the paper included an eclectic mix of various socialists and pacifists, including Kōtoku Shūsui, who played a leading role and later became a prominent anarchist. Following a rigged trial, he was executed by the state in 1911.
The writing staff's understanding of Marxism was limited, as indicated by the name of the paper itself, heimin (commoner, or non-elite), demonstrating they were not fully aware of the central role the working class plays in socialism. But they were drawn to internationalism
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1/11 This @CTW_ATC discussion outlines my book on how the Western intelligentsia of the global theory industry has helped consolidate the "compatible" Left (i.e. compatible w capitalism & imperialism). 🧵
#FrenchTheory #Postmodernism #FrankfurtSchool
2/ I explain the work of #Derrida w "anti-totalitarian" dissidents funded by the NED (a CIA cutout), while rehabilitating an unrepentant Nazi (Heidegger), collaborating w a Nazi collaborator (De Man) & foreclosing any analysis of "context."
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3/ I've provided detailed scholarly accounts of #Derrida's idealist misreadings of philosophic history in these two books, which demonstrate that even his 'internal analyses' leave much to be desired:……
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Exactly 100 years ago, on October 20, 1922, #Trotsky delivered one of his great political speeches before the membership of the Moscow organization of the Russian Communist Party. It was an extraordinary analysis of the challenges confronting the new Communist International. 1/
Trotsky examined the contradictory development of the world socialist revolution, which had achieved its first great victory in backward Russia rather than in the advanced centers of world imperialism. 2/ #socialism
He noted a basic difference in the revolutionary process in Russia, compared to that in an advanced country such as the United States. In the former, the great problem was not the seizure of power, but in holding it in the aftermath of the overthrow of the capitalist state. 3/
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Valerii Zaluzhnyi, the head of the same #UkrainianArmy that is supposedly defending "democracy" and "freedom" has been repeatedly photographed with symbols and paraphernalia associated with Ukrainian #fascism & neo-Nazism. 1/7
#UkraineRussiaWar #нетвойне Zaluzhnyi in his office with a bust of Ukrainian fascist lea
This is Zaluzhnyi in a military office with soldiers. In the room, there are busts and portraits of the Ukrainian fascist leader Stepan Bandera and other Nazi collaborators. Last year, Zaluzhnyi employed the former head of the neo-fascist Right Sector as his advisor. 2/7
The other day, he tweeted an image of himself wearing a far-right "Viking" bracelet which contains a number of symbols that are associated with Norse mythology and employed by far right and neo-Nazi movements worldwide. Read more here --->> 3/7…
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The @nytimes reports that President Biden told a group of billionaires at a fundraising event last night:“We have not faced the prospect of #Armageddon since Kennedy and the #CubanMissileCrisis.” #nuclearwar 1/
Biden continued: “We are trying to figure out: What is Putin’s off ramp? Where does he find a way out? Where does he find himself where he does not only lose face but significant power?” These are questions that Biden should ask himself. 2/
Having instigated the US-NATO proxy war, provided #Ukraine with unlimited weapons and money, pledged the reconquest of Crimea, and called for regime change in Russia, what is Biden's "off ramp"? How can he deescalate "where he does not only lose face but significant power?” 3/
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October 3-4, 1993: Moscow uprising against U.S./Yeltsin counter-revolution

🧵 on a hidden chapter of working class history
#USSR #Russia #socialism
October 3-4 marks the anniversary of the heroic uprising against #BorisYeltsin’s imperialist-backed attack on the Supreme Soviet in #Moscow. The uprising’s defeat represented the final overturn of socialist relations and the restoration of #capitalism in the USSR.
Several years of counter-revolutionary developments within and without had seriously demoralized the #Soviet working class. Generations of non-combative, revisionist leadership left the Soviet people unprepared to fight back to defend socialism.
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Started #audiobook on @KukuFMOfficial
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Next Book .... Very new #Prespectice of #Mahabharat .. Image
3. Building Social Business...
Free from #Socialism ... Image
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The petty bourgeois “left” is infatuated with the shibboleths of bourgeois “democracy.” A “democracy” which fully serves as a de facto dictatorship of the bourgeoisie. Corportist trade unions, (1/22)
the multi-millionaire candidates of the first or the second corporatist party and the arbitrary elections held every two to four years in the United States. The petty bourgeoisie, disoriented but prosperous under the capitalist system, (2/22)
tell us that these are the very pillars of our politics!
The petty bourgeois “activists” and “organizers” tell workers to support corportatist trade unions in their current form, (3/22)
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Honored to have this wide-ranging conversation w @eshaLegal on @historic_ly about my current research on #ClassStruggle in theory & the intellectual world war on the idea of #communism.🧵
#AntiCommunism #CIA #Marxism #socialism…
We discuss this article on the #FrankfurtSchool #Adorno #Horkheimer #CriticalTheory, which analyzes how it is ABS Theory (Anything But Socialism):…
Here is a deeper dive into the history of the #FrankfurtSchool and its brand of anti-communist #CulturalMarxism:…
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