borders only exist as violence
the border is the crisis.
there is no migrant crisis there are crises that produce mass migration, the border produces another.
all cops are borders

fuck every cop in the world.

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9 Jun
Y’all should read this again, you are reading what you want to see into it. He says explicitly “that primitive communism... furnishes the finest and broadest basis of exploitation and despotism there, as well as in India and Russia” he framed that as worse than the colonization.
This is very explicitly celebrating colonialism as progress “in the conditions of modern society it turns out to be a crying anachronism (which has either to be removed or almost made to retrograde) as much as were the independent mark communities of the original cantons.”
It might be helpful to show what Marx and Engles general understanding of imperialism was at this time (and Engles never changed this). It was that it was something of a necessary evil whose brutality paled in comparison to the progress it made through stagist history.
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7 Jun
The supply line blockade is a potential way to reestablish the power of the classic workers movement under conditions of neoliberal globalization of production in which a factory can simply be moved elsewhere if its workers become too militant.
This tactic allows for contemporary street movements to approach the power of the general strike and directly challenge the profits of capital in a way that occupying squares does not.
Maintaining supply lines is essential to the functioning of contemporary capital (and for counter revolutionary economic reorganization). But supply lines have weak points and choke points both of which can be targeted to great effect.
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7 Jun
This piece is excellent. It historically situates the movement as a workers movement, recognizing internal contradictions, and counters the framework of both apologists for the repression & liberal cheerleaders of the student movement on how we should understand the consequences
Pulling out sections I especially feel are worth highlighting: “In an incredible display o...
“The workers of Tiananmen a...“The battle between the Chi...
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7 Jun
On the US-China Cold War line:

The US and Chinese competition is an inter-imperialist rivalry, the Cold War was also an inter-imperialist rivalry over so in that sense it has an element of truth but I don’t think that’s what most people mean when they say that.
I think most who talk about that on the left especially against any acknowledgement of Chinese capitalism/imperialism, are trying to appeal to anti-Americanism. But materialism here demands a bit more than that in a one dimensional US bad China good way. Both are worse.
For one the Cold War actually had much less integrated ruling classes, economies, and spheres of production and distribution than exists now between US and China this trend seems likely to continue with Chinese firms now even opening factories in the US.
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7 Jun
This nonsense is a great example of why decolonization cannot be a state process imposed from above but must be a movement of by and for the colonized masses. As Sandino said “only the workers and peasants go all the way to the end”
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6 Jun
Almost like for some of these people critiquing the democrats isn’t actually about principles (they have none) but a marketing strategy/brand for their grifts
I am skeptical of Medicare for all as a socialist proposal because Medicare really sucks to be on and the state controlling shit doesn’t actually mean workers and communities reliant on it do, but not having to pay out the ass for basic healthcare would be nice.
fully decommodifying healthcare would be better.
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