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#Canada imported thousands of #Nazi collaborators and far-right nationalists after WWII as part of a conscious policy, worked out with industrial capital, to smash the organizations of the working class. The #mining industry in particular worked to crush #socialist influence. Image
In order to grow the economy after WWII, Canadian capital needed to re-open the country to mass immigration to grow the absolute size of the labour force, the source of all value creation. But what kind of new immigrants would be preferred? Toronto Star, March 18th, 1...
"There's one man in the group of recent arrivals who threatened to crack heads when the Communist line is expounded..." Anti-communist workers were preferred because they were subordinate to capital, could be manipulated using religion and nationalism, and would accept lower pay. Globe and Mail, Feb 23, 1948
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As some of us celebrate the #Soviet victory over Nazism, let us remember the filthy role of the Canadian state, before, during and after #WWII. Prime Minister King, a vicious anti-Semite, was the most pro-appeasement leader in the British Empire, and was fond of Hitler Image
The Canadian state's interest in WWII was to use the war to whip up #nationalism and stamp out #socialist organizing at home, and to defend British #imperialism abroad. The Canadian state was happy to take on a founder of the Nazi Party, Otto #Strasser, as a political advisor. Image
Strasser's plan was to stage a #coup, so that the #Allies could cut a deal with the 'good Nazis.' But Strasser was a fraud, and only reluctantly, when no 'good Nazis' could be found to cut a deal with, did the Allies invade. The cream of the Nazi army was defeated by the #Soviets Image
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Right. There are THREE separate processes that take place #ONTHEGROUND in an Election, and we on the #Socialist side are as yet not too clear about what exactly the are, or what they are really for! 😊😊😊🤔

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Firstly, there is #LEAFLETTING.

This is the simple #DISSEMINATIONOFINFORMATION: message, manifesto or major campaign issue.

Pros: simple, can be achieved by few, good coverage.

Cons: goes straight in the bin, also can annoy.

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Secondly, there is #DOORKNOCKING.

This is #ENGAGEMENT; all-out proselytisation - the #SELLING of the policies of the party, the qualities of the candidate and basically reaching out to each member of the electorate! 😊😊😊🫱🏼‍🫲🏻🫱🏼‍🫲🏻🫱🏼‍🫲🏻

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More propaganda from the free-market extremist Telegraph, who claim 'Head of #NHS review General Gordon Messenger says more money won't solve #NHS crisis!' Messenger's review recommendations were dismissed as "either peripheral or so vague as to be virtually worthless".
In June 2022, General Messenger completed a review of leadership in the English #NHS considering the "pay & incentives" of its most senior figures, as well as the "effective systems for intervention & recovery in both providers & integrated care systems".

The Review called for improved leadership & made it perfectly clear the #NHS actually has “far too few managers” with low spending on administration & planning compared to other healthcare systems.
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#ProportionalRepresentation - a thread: 🧵

Many so-called "progressives" openly espouse the cause of PR, having been fooled into believing that is is somehow "fairer". 😒😒😒

More on this, later.
But, it is not - is is a recipe for fragmentation, and is the #Establishments best weapon against #WorkingClass #Solidarity, and should be shunned by any #Socialist , worth their salt. 🤔

Look at Israel, and Italy, to see and understand the PR end game.

What PR DOES, and is DESIGNED to DO, is to funnel footloose votes towards the MIDDLE, and reinforce the so called #Centrists. It FRAGMENTS the big battalions of left and right, and gives WHOLLY DISPROPORTIONATE POWER, to the brokers of the central parties.

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#DariaDugin, daughter of #AlexanderDugin, has been #Assassinated via #CarBomb near #Moscow.

#AleksandrDugin is a prominent #Russian strategist sometimes called #PutinsBrain. He’s thought to have inspired #Putin to pursue the annexation of #Crimea, the... [1/2]
...#SpecialMilitaryOperation in #Ukraine, as well as the concepts of #Novorossiya and the #FairWorldOrder.

The #Assassination of the #FWO strategist’s daughter #DariaDugina is comparable to elimination of #NWO strategist #HenryKissinger’s daughter. [2/2]
The elimination of #DariaDugin represents a potential #Escalation between #NewWorldOrder and #FairWorldOrder. If #Russia assesses that #NWO actors are involved, the #Russians are likely to pursue #TitForTat. If #Washington’s proxy in #Kiev is determined the perpetrator... [1/2]
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Which is it @Meta ?
Do you need to fix up your algorithm(s)? Do you not allow #academic exchanges (sic) about the #NaziGermany? Do you not allow #socialist descriptions of the Third Reich?
Does $FB have a problem with using it's platform to disseminate content with a #socialist bias?…
those who aren't #ideologues don't see a problem with that…
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Kevin Sorbo, Michael Flynn, Andrew Yang, Jill Stein trend, reminding me of this:

"Ever wonder why there are no democrats on Mount Rushmore?" - Kevin Sorbo

Kids, don't skip middle school. All four Presidents on Mount Rushmore were liberals. Image
2/ Kevin Sorbo must hate public school, public roads, 40-hour workweeks and investment in power grids, etc. I'm not a #socialist, but I believe we've gained many good things from #socialism and the #Labor movement. Image
3/ Kevin Sorbo, Candace Owens, Sean Hannity, Madison Cawthorn, Lauren Boebert, Alex Jones, Ted Nugent, Charlie Kirk, Kirstie Alley, etc. never completed college. So they can't understand how vaccines beat smallpox, etc, and how diseases literally go viral. ImageImageImageImage
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Certain parts of the radical left are really embarrassing themselves and the rest of us over the #UkraineRussiaWar. So let me lay down some points that socialists need to get straight. ... 🧵
1. Obviously the capitalist press frames this conflict in a way that is skewed towards the worldview and interests of western imperialism. No shit, Sherlock. That does not mean that the opposite framing is true, or that Kremlin propaganda is true.
2. Putin is not a socialist; he is the biggest fascist leader in the world today. Russia is not carrying the torch of Soviet communism, it is a capitalist kleptocratic fascist autocracy.
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Starmer thinks the ONLY route to power is via the high-risk strategy of distancing @UKLabour from the #socialist policies of explicitly supporting nationalisation, unions, & wealth redistribution, opposing antidemocratic laws, & ending #NHS privatisation & insecure low-paid jobs.
Imho, Starmer would get more support, respect & increase his electoral chances of success if he just repeatedly stated the obvious simple truths about the Tories in exactly the same way John Smith was unafraid to do.
People are hungry for change. My fear is that come the next election, the right-wing media machinery will crush Starmer, & pull back the curtain to reveal that @UKLabour would offer little real change. Given the multiple crises we face, 'less bad than the Tories' is not enough.
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1/ This incident have to do with the global context. The West...has thrown its entire #propaganda machine into agitation work and has given a lot of encouragement and assistance to the so-called democrats or opposition in China — people who are in fact are the scum [of 17]
2/ Some Western countries use things like #HumanRights or like saying the socialist system is irrational or #illegal, to criticize us, but what they're really after is our sovereignty...
3/ Two conditions are indispensable for our development goals: a #stable environment at home and a peaceful environment abroad...
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As doctors+nurses fight to save lives, a media offensive is underway to deny the severity of the pandemic, desensitize the population to mass death, claim that Omicron is “mild” and insist that nothing can be done to stop it.

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@nytimes columnist @DLeonhardt writes that “Covid now appears to present less threat to most vaccinated elderly people than the annual flu does."

Covid increasingly resembles the kind of health risk that people accept every day.”

In the Wall Street Journal, financial executive Rob Arnott concludes, "The prudent response to Omicron might be to encourage vaccinated people and even unvaccinated young adults to catch it." 3/…
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Be proud of who you are.

Anyone who calls a socialist an enemy of ordinary people is an enemy of ordinary people – because socialism is precisely about protecting ordinary people.

Lie about that and what else will you lie about?

Anyone who calls a socialist an enemy of the economy is an enemy of the economy – because any fool knows the economy's real enemies are those who strip away its assets and hoard away its wealth.

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We stand in #Solidarity with our Workers in the #Unions & this is the only way to have a say in our Working Environment by #WorkingTogether & doing a #Strike!
People like us, who've been arguing against the broken Gears & For-profit exploitation of #Capitalism, comes in to help.
We're in a #SocietalCollapse as the Full Stop & Endgame of #Capitalism's Growth has begun! We need Calls & Movements for a "Great Transition" from this broken #Dystopia where we have a #ClimateCrisis, #HousingCrisis, #Pandemic, #EvictionCrisis, #HealthcareCrisis,...
#BiodiversityCrisis, etc.
As the system focuses on #Economic Growth, #Corporate Interest & Businesses First while exploiting the #Labor who are treated like hell & not paid a #LivingWage nor anything while everything to basically live is practically an Expense under #Capitalism.
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#PCP "#CCPapologists(🐍), #CCPcollaborators(🤑) and #CCPusefulIdiots(🤡), must unitedly oppose the Pompeo-Blinken US-China policy, which has bipartisan support and 75% (?) public approval"
2/chus #US-#China contest has 2 elements: A traditional great power contest and an ideological struggle, between a free market, open democratic system and Socialist-market economy, society, polity run on the principles of "Scientific Socialism"(Marx-Lenin-Stalin-Mao-Deng-Xi)!..3/
3/chus It differs in two important ways from the US-Soviet contest. 1) China's #socialist #market #economy is much more efficient,productive & profitable than Soviet planned, loss making, economy, (2) China is far more integrated with Global economy(incl US, EU) than USSR was..4/
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#India still suffers from the cultural legacy of our #socialist past. We r hobbling towards capitalism, but we need to shed our romance w poverty & scarcity. #Wealth, #money, #prosperity&abundance r good. They don’t happen w/o responsible profit making. Smart risk takers are
Smart risk takers are creators of enormous wealth. In #America we reward & idolize them.Most give away their wealth. This is the secret of American economic might. #India must learn to set our #risktakers free & make them heroes. Their #meteoric rise must be applauded & emulated.
#RiskTakers must never be punished.
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@nedepaz Local #democrat #socialist stronghold #Austin media rather quiet & in bed w/ #atxcouncil when they hired a 2nd "homeless strategy officer" czar Dianna Grey - hears from Portland making 6-digit salary (OUR TAX DOLLARS) "affordable housing" advocate
"I’m honored & excited to be joining @austintexasgov efforts to [end homelessness-this is a fallacy] in our community," said Grey. "There's much work ahead, but I’m confident that Austin's equipped to meet this challenge [taxing citizens to death-$63 MILLION]."
"I look FW 2 collabing w/ [talented] (!!!) City staff, dedicated svc providers, & community stakeholders [urban socialist developers, planners, & @MayorAdler's real estate empire] 2 achieve our shared goal 2 ensure all Austinites've access 2 a safe & dignified place 2 call home."
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1) #MondayThoughts We have to face facts: the Labour Party leadership has now indisputably been taken over by the Centre-Right #Blairite faction who undermined #Corbyn's leadership & deliberately conspired to lose the 2017 & 2019 General Elections in order to get rid of Jeremy.
2) Yes, this may change in the future but I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for it to happen. Added to that the UK Westminster Parliament, so-called "representative democracy"- is hopelessly corrupt and appears impossible to reform.
3) Reform of our current political system "from inside" is impossible because of the profound right-wing bias of the Mainstream Media & determination of the current self-serving privileged elite to cling to power at all costs.
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6/cps >90% of the Cos/corporates within this 60% are part of the #PartySector run by #PartyCapitalists (party members, their family, friends & special agents) who owe allegiance to party and follow its directives on all policy matters(or get jailed for corruption or worse)
7/cps Beyond what China experts label #SOEs, lies a vast a shadowy, grey #PartySector run by #PartyCapitalists who were funded by #SOEs, provincial parties, #TVEs and State owned, controlled, run, banks and which foreigners were persuaded is the #PrivateSector :
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Be proud of who you are.

Anyone who calls a socialist an enemy of ordinary people is an enemy of ordinary people – because socialism is precisely about protecting ordinary people.

Lie about that and what else will you lie about?

Lie about socialism and it’s likely you don’t give a f*** about ordinary people; you’re just a puppet of the establishment, a mouthpiece of the toffs.

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Prophetic words of an ex elite KGB defector. He describes what’s happening to 🇺🇸 to a T.

Everyone, especially every #Socialist or #DemocratSocilist should listen. Here are clips & a link to his full interview.

Anyone dismissing this or thinking he/she knows better, is a fool.
“Understand what’s going on around you. You’re not living in a time peace, you are in a state of war and you have precious little time to save yourself”
He’s absolutely right. We see the results of what he explained and foresaw in our nation today and it will only get worse. The #leftist voters will be in for the surprise of their lives. Especially those supporting BLM.
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