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Over the past few days, with worries of r/genzedong being banned, we have seen a major uptick in new accounts created. The admin team at Lemmygrad and, I'm sure, the whole community as well would like to welcome you here! Lemmygrad is built by communists and for communists, there is no censorship here and no worries about being banned for being Marxist-Leninists. Lemmygrad is not too different from what you're used to on Reddit. We have our own c/genzedong community, as well as unique communities such as c/palestine, c/prolewiki, c/feminism and even c/me_IRA, which is very much alive and well on Lemmygrad. Some other advantages of Lemmygrad over Reddit is our federated aspect (anyone can make their instance and federate with us), our ML community, and of course our hands-off approach. There are no investors to please here, there are no CIA agents moderating content. You can talk about piracy, you can say what you want to do to fascists, without being reported by a lib and suspended for it. We have had to enable account applications for a while now as we were under a fascist raid not too long ago, but please be assured that we get around to approving accounts very, very quickly. Finally, if there is anything that you need help with regarding lemmygrad, please feel free to ask in this thread! We hope that the switch will not be too confusing for you, and that you will adopt lemmygrad as your new communication and memeing platform!
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I copied over the Marxism-Leninism study guides from r/communism in case the subreddit gets banned, should be a useful resource for beginners
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# Basic Marxism-Leninism Study Plan **Introduction** - Lenin. [The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism](https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1913/mar/x01.htm) - Lenin. [Karl Marx: A Brief Biographical Sketch With an Exposition of Marxism](https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1914/granat/) - Marx, Engels. [Manifesto of the Communist Party](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/) **Historical Materialism** - Marx, Engels. [The German Ideology, chapter I](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1845/german-ideology/ch01.htm) **Scientific Socialism** - Engels. [Socialism: Utopian and Scientific](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/) - Lenin. [What Is To Be Done?](https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1901/witbd/) - Lenin. [The State and Revolution](https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/) - Lenin. [The Historical Destiny of the Doctrine of Karl Marx](https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1913/mar/01.htm) - Lenin. [Opportunism, and the Collapse of the Second International](https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1915/dec/x01.htm) - Lenin. [The Collapse of the Second International](https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1915/csi/) - Lenin. [Imperialism and the Split in Socialism](https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/oct/x01.htm) - Lenin. [Certain Features of the Historical Development of Marxism](https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1910/dec/23.htm) - Lenin. [Marxism and Revisionism](https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1908/apr/03.htm) - Lenin. [Marxism and Reformism](https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1913/sep/12b.htm) - Lenin. [“Left-Wing” Communism: an Infantile Disorder](https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1920/lwc/) - Engels. [Anti-Dühring, part III: Socialism](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1877/anti-duhring/ch23.htm) - Stalin. [The Foundations of Leninism](https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/stalin/works/1924/foundations-leninism/) - Lenin. [The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky](https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1918/prrk/) **Philosophy** - Mao. [On Contradiction](https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-1/mswv1_17.htm) - Engels. [Anti-Dühring, part I: Philosophy](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1877/anti-duhring/ch01.htm) - Engels. [Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of Classical German Philosophy](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1886/ludwig-feuerbach/) - Marx. [Theses on Feuerbach](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1845/theses/theses.htm) **Political Economy** - Marx. [Value, Price and Profit](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1865/value-price-profit/) - Engels. [Anti-Dühring, part II: Political Economy](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1877/anti-duhring/ch13.htm) - Marx. [Capital, volume I: The Process of Production of Capital](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/) - Lenin. [Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism](https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/) # How to Make Historical Materialist Analysis **Introduction to the method** - Marx. [A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy, preface](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1859/critique-pol-economy/preface.htm) - Marx, Engels. [The German Ideology, chapter I](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1845/german-ideology/ch01.htm) **Marx & Engels' Application** - Marx. [The Class Struggles in France, 1848 to 1850](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1850/class-struggles-france/) - Marx. [The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1852/18th-brumaire/) - Marx. [The Civil War in France](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1871/civil-war-france/) - Engels. [The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1884/origin-family/) - Engels. [The Peasant War in Germany](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1850/peasant-war-germany/) - Engels. [Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Germany](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1852/germany/) - Engels. [Anti-Dühring: Herr Eugen Dühring's Revolution in Science](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1877/anti-duhring/) **Other** - Stalin. [Dialectical and Historical Materialism](https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/stalin/works/1938/09.htm) - Plekhanov. [Historical Materialism and the Arts](https://www.marxists.org/archive/plekhanov/1899/arts.htm) - Plekhanov. [The Materialist Conception of History](https://www.marxists.org/archive/plekhanov/1897/history/part1.htm) - Bukharin. [Historical Materialism: A System of Sociology](https://www.marxists.org/archive/bukharin/works/1921/histmat/) - [Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat](http://readsettlers.org/settlers.pdf) by J. Sakai - [Divided World, Divided Class: Global Political Economy and the Stratification of Labour Under Capitalism](https://www.prisoncensorship.info/archive/books/Economics/DividedWorldDividedClass_ZakCope.pdf) by Zak Cope # Resources for Marxist Political Economy - Marx. [Capital: A Critique of Political Economy](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/) - [The Law of Value Video Series](https://kapitalism101.wordpress.com/law-of-value-the-series/) - [Reading Capital with David Harvey](http://davidharvey.org/reading-capital/) - [Introduction to Marxist Dialectics](http://marxistphilosophy.org/Intro/DialIntro.htm) - [Richard Wolff's Online Lecture Series](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPJpiw1WYdTNMCC0ypXHZ-kW7yCz4T0Zg) - [The Law of Worldwide Value](https://maoistrebelnews.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/the-law-of-worldwide-value-second-edition.pdf) by Samir Amin - Lenin. [Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism](https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/) - Luxemburg. [The Accumulation of Capital](https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1913/accumulation-capital/)
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Communist chat through Matrix
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I created a matrix room for anybody on Lemmy to join. The main goal of this chat is to bring people together and use the internet for organizing. Organizing locally is still the best way to get things done and this or any chat rooms over the internet should be considered complimentary because the material conditions and strategical peculiarities vary according to the nation you're in. Tasks in mind: - Bring comrades from other social media to communist Lemmy - Promote periodic discussions, quality posts on Lemmy - Do a collective research or essays on chosen subjects, translate them, and share through private social media. - Produce propaganda to share on private social media. Remember, our strength depends entirely on our historical and personal commitment to organization. We alone cannot do much, but together we'll have enough forces to make a difference.
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What video games are you playing? What have you finished recently? What do you plan to play? - Video Game General Discussion Thread #16
[@Drstrange2love@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Drstrange2love) [@American_Communist22@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/American_Communist22) [@Eat_Yo_Vegetables69@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Eat_Yo_Vegetables69) [@ComradeChairmanKGB@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/ComradeChairmanKGB) [@JoetheDilo1917@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/JoetheDilo1917) [@holdengreen@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/holdengreen) [@DerPapa69@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/DerPapa69) [@GrainEater@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/GrainEater) [@ButtigiegMineralMap@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/ButtigiegMineralMap) [@Hodja_Nasreddin@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Hodja_Nasreddin) [@moonandstar@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/moonandstar) [@Honyopenyoko@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Honyopenyoko) [@Honyopenyoko@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/Honyopenyoko) [@PurpleHatsOnCats@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/PurpleHatsOnCats) [@201dberg@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/201dberg) [@redtea@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/redtea) [@MasterDeeLuke@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/MasterDeeLuke) [@FossilPoet@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/FossilPoet) [@orc2@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/orc2) [@Beat_da_Rich@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Beat_da_Rich) [@201dberg@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/201dberg) [@Ottar@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Ottar) [@ksynwa@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/ksynwa) [@ksynwa@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/ksynwa) [@sgtnasty@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/sgtnasty) [@Magos_Galactose@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Magos_Galactose) [@sovietsnake@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/sovietsnake) [@cayde6ml@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/cayde6ml) [@DoghouseCharlie@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/DoghouseCharlie) [@leninenjoyer@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/leninenjoyer) [@nivenkos@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/nivenkos) [@Neptium@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Neptium) [@nemesis@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/nemesis) [@JoetheDilo1917@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/JoetheDilo1917) [@sinovictorchan@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/sinovictorchan) [@EndOfFukuyama@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/EndOfFukuyama) [@Anatolianin@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Anatolianin) Discussion questions: 1. What video games have you played recently? 2. What are your favorite video game genres? Question of the week: What is on your Christmas wishlist in terms of games? Anyway, make sure to also answer the questions in the title. Thanks!
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Soviet Colonialism
What're your thoughts on the concept? From what I've read, what's most commonly allegated as "colonialism" in the USSR is stuff like the dependency of Central Asia on goods from Moscow (sometimes spun as the "metropolis") and systems inherited from the Tsarist government which were phased out during centralisation, so the foundation for such an argument seems shaky - especially considering the massive efforts to modernise the colonial territories that the Soviet government undertook. The closest thing I can really find is the deportation of the Crimean Tatars, which was definitely bad but was also a singular event brought upon by the second world war and not really indicative of a greater system of colonialism at play.
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What movies are you watching? What do you plan to watch? What have you watched recently? - Film/Cinema/TV Show/Streaming Show General Discussion Thread #16
[@HaSch@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/HaSch) [@v12riceburner@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/v12riceburner) [@Detectorist@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Detectorist) [@samuraigenius@banana.dog](https://banana.dog/users/samuraigenius) [@Samubai@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Samubai) [@ButtigiegMineralMap@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/ButtigiegMineralMap) [@Drstrange2love@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Drstrange2love) [@drstrangelove@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/drstrangelove) [@SovereignState@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/SovereignState) [@Leninismydad@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Leninismydad) Discussion questions: What TV shows or films have you watched recently? What subscription services are you subscribed to, if any? Question of the week: What do you believe are the best shows/movies of 2022? Anyway, make sure to also answer the questions in the title! Thanks!
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Discussion Thread: What are all you reading in terms of fiction AND non-fiction? (NOW for BOTH fictional and non-fiction works) - #16
[@whoami@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/whoami) [@whoami@baraza.africa](https://baraza.africa/u/whoami) [@redtea@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/redtea) [@SovereignState@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/SovereignState) [@GrainEater@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/GrainEater) [@FossilPoet@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/FossilPoet) [@Suburban_Witch@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Suburban_Witch) [@m532@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/m532) [@tisamantis@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/tisamantis) [@Shrike502@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Shrike502) [@HiddenLayer5@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/HiddenLayer5) [@HiddenLayer5@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/HiddenLayer5) [@KommandoGZD@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/KommandoGZD) [@simply_surprise@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/simply_surprise) [@muad_dibber@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/muad_dibber) Discussion questions: What new books are you reading? Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction? Question of the week: What do you prefer: *Game of Thrones* or *A Song of Ice and Fire*?
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TO FANS OF DISCO ELYSIUM, CONCERNING THE SITUATION AT ZA/UM
Read this if you're a fan of *Disco Elysium*. And if you haven't played *Disco Elysium*, play it now.
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I really didn't think this was seriously going to happen. Even more disappointing is the president acting like he can just reform his way out of a government ran by corruption and the wealthy.
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A poem about October revolution brought to you by GPT Chat
``` October revolution, A momentous day, A spark of change In a world so gray. The people rose up, With courage and might, To take back their power And claim their right. With fists held high And hearts on fire, They marched towards victory With a burning desire. October revolution, A beacon of light, A reminder that change Can be won through the fight. A symbol of courage And determination, A reminder to never Settle for oppression. So let us remember This glorious day, And continue the fight For a better way. October revolution, Forever be hailed, A beacon of hope In a world that often fails. ```
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Deng Xiaoping interview with Mike Wallace
> *There can be no communism with pauperism, or socialism with pauperism. So to get rich is no sin. However, what we mean by getting rich is different from what you mean. Wealth in a socialist society belongs to the people. To get rich in a socialist society means prosperity for the entire people. The principles of socialism are: first, development of production and second, common prosperity. We permit some people and some regions to become prosperous first, for the purpose of achieving common prosperity faster. That is why our policy will not lead to polarization, to a situation where the rich get richer while the poor get poorer. To be frank, we shall not permit the emergence of a new bourgeoisie.* Though it can be argued that in China there is no bourgeoisie because the bourgeois elements are not organized as a class, there is no doubt about the polarization and inequality. The rich have indeed gotten richer, while the poor have not gotten much poorer, but compared to the rich, they are still very poor. The consequences of this inequality can be seen in the increasing number of "mass incidents" from 2010s forward. Class struggle still exists in China, and it's getting increasingly intense. The latest Congress in China, establishing full employment as a goal, will definitely be an improvement in the direction of socialism. China will finally overcome the Deng Xiaoping era, and enter into a new era of socialism.
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Is it a good idea to request my file from the FBI?
Fyi i have no real reason to do it. I haven’t been involved in any leftist groups(none in my area, only Dems) and I haven’t committed any real crimes or anything. It’s been a long process but I’ve basically helped turned my SocDem older brother into a DemSoc/early stage socialist. He thinks for shits and giggles it would be funny and informative to request our files as citizens of the US. All I know about requesting your file is from Second Thought who has a much different situation than I do. I haven’t had anyone ever ring my doorbell or receive a message or anything. I also don’t have a gigantic influential YT channel or anything. But I remember Sec Thought saying he could only request 50 pages at a time and the vast vast majority was blank and said Classified. Is it worth jumping through the hoops for what may turn out to be 4 blank pages?
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Xi Jinping sent a letter to comrade Kim Jong-un
"I hope that you will make fresh and greater successes in accomplishing the cause of socialist construction in the DPRK by leading the Korean party and people."
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Rent in USSR accounted for 5-6% of earnings and was expended on the maintenance and preservation of houses.
![](https://media.mas.to/masto-public/media_attachments/files/109/391/252/647/778/851/original/6a71f72c965516f2.png) ![](https://media.mas.to/masto-public/media_attachments/files/109/391/255/464/056/090/original/5b200a47ec22fdc7.png) edit: source https://libgen.rs/search.php?req=ABC+of+Dialectical+and+Historical+Materialism+&lg_topic=libgen&open=0&view=simple&res=25&phrase=1&column=def
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Tito lovers of the world, unite!
Anyone here care much about Yugoslavia? I'm pretty interested at the moment, namely because: * worker self management seems rad * pretty cool multiethnic state that balanced minority rights, regional autonomy, and party oversight pretty well * a bit like a red precursor of the EU * property law was radically different and separated nominal ownership (pretty much all the state) from use rights (enterprises etc) in basically the same way old English common land did * choosing industrial democracy over political democracy doesn't seem like a bad choice at all
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Nvm, we'll do this the old fashioned way...
Who here is a writer, interested in writing, or wants to observe other writers? Tell me, dammit... [TELL ME!!](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfWElKm0X54)
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Here's my username on Mastodon
@Davos@union.place I'm, of course, on the union place Mastodon instance.
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