99^ Whole Foods is reportedly using a heat map to track stores at risk of unionization

submitted by DrRedTerror at 2020-04-24 18:46:52 (97%)

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90^ The current chatter about Iran is really fucking embarrassing.

submitted by dr_marx at 2020-01-10 17:00:00 (81%)

People calling for absolute and unconditional support for Iran, as "communists", is extremely retarded. I suppose being a dumbass makes it hard to be a marxist, so that's not really surprising.

I checked, Lenin's corpse is actually spinning from all of these out of context quotes of his being used to justify anti communist positions.

And I find it really fucking funny that these American cunts say that you can't talk about other countries but don't see the irony in Americans controlling what is being said about other countries.


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86^ Welcome to the future - Chinese ran factory in the US

submitted by dr_marx at 2020-02-13 15:18:12 (96%)

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80^ Lenin's speech on anti-Jewish pogroms

submitted by [deleted] at 2017-10-09 17:33:01 (98%)

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79^ To the Bernie cucks visiting the sub

submitted by dr_marx at 2020-02-28 19:18:12 (66%)

This topic of unionized healthcare vs state granted healthcare is interesting for us because it exposes people's real feelings. The opposition to the small example we've given, the bizarre abstractions and projections, is pretty laughable.

One is a demand fought by the working class, in their organizations, against the bourgeoisie, the other is one granted to all classes in society.

So let's get to the facts. The Bernie M4A is being marketed as a cost saving measure for the bourgeoisie. On medicare4all.org, for instance, it says

Astronomical health care costs and lack of access continue to drive individuals, families, and businesses past their breaking point while insurance companies continue to soak-up billions of health care dollars as millions of children’s basic needs go unmet.

And many people whole heatedly believe that the savings to the bourgeoisie will trickle down to the workers. Just a few examples from reddit

M4A should remove healthcare from labor costs and create higher wages and more gainful employment.

and

If M4A is enacted the money spent by the employer is the same, except instead of health insurance it would go to a different benefit or wages. M4A would make it easier to negotiate better wages

And from this article

Union leaders reacted angrily when Sanders, at a town hall, told its members that their employers would save $12,000 per employee under Medicare for All, and that they’d see that money in their paychecks.

[...]

It’s not clear where the $12,000 figure came from, but the Sanders Medicare for All proposal would require employers to return any savings in health care costs back to their employees in wages or other benefits.

And further, Sanders wishes to bring the workers into management

Workers should not feel like cogs in a machine. I want workers to be able to sit on corporate boards so they can have some say over what happens to their lives.

These are all things that will disarm the working class. Where the working class draws its strength is its association. We can complain forever about union leadership and their lack of initiative, their kowtow to the bourgeois norms, but this only highlights the need for a communist party.

What we have to deal with here is the class terrain. The problem is not that healthcare is expensive. Most healthcare in the US probably isn't as expensive as the health care in most European countries which take significant chunks out of your income. The problem is that people are unable to save to pay for health care, which means that wages are not high enough and the only way to get higher wages is to unionize.

Questions of price control is the concern of the petite bourgeoisie.

Secondly, people are abstracting over the fact that those in the Culinary Union voted to support to Bernie, blowing over that they also want to keep their health care.


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78^ 42 workers get lashes and prison for demanding wages in protest - Iran News Wire

submitted by DrRedTerror at 2020-06-25 18:52:19 (99%)

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75^ Ohio Has Stopped Kicking Workers Off Unemployment After A Hacker Targeted Its Website

submitted by DrRedTerror at 2020-05-19 16:40:35 (98%)

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70^ On Lenin's centenary and a half

submitted by dr_marx at 2020-04-22 18:56:00 (98%)

Thousands of scribblers are mobilised in these days to "celebrate" the centenary and a half of Lenin's birth and to show the "topicality" of his teaching. They are the ones who every day trample upon it and deform it, this teaching, after having transformed the great revolutionary into a "harmless icon".

"Those who recognise only the class struggle are not yet Marxists; they may be found to be still within the bounds of bourgeois thinking and bourgeois politics. To confine Marxism to the theory of the class struggle means curtailing Marxism, distorting it, reducing it to something acceptable to the bourgeoisie. Only he is a Marxist who extends the recognition of the class struggle to the recognition of the dictatorship of the proletariat. That is what constitutes the most profound distinction between the Marxist and the ordinary petty (as well as big) bourgeois. This is the touchstone on which the real understanding and recognition of Marxism should be tested..."

"The essence of Marx's theory of the state has been mastered only by those who realize that the dictatorship of a single class is necessary not only for every class society in general, not only for the proletariat which has overthrown the bourgeoisie, but also for the entire historical period which separates capitalism from "classless society", from communism. Bourgeois states are most varied in form, but their essence is the same: all these states, whatever their form, in the final analysis are inevitably the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie. The transition from capitalism to communism is certainly bound to yield a tremendous abundance and variety of political forms, but the essence will inevitably be the same: the dictatorship of the proletariat. "


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69^ Libri Incogniti: Amadeo Bordiga – Dialogue with Stalin

submitted by libriincogniti at 2017-12-13 22:26:55 (98%)

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59^ Unpaid Kentucky coal miners have been blocking a train track for 3 weeks

submitted by anon0915 at 2019-08-25 23:19:26 (97%)

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