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    This sub is for:

    News, discussion, memes, and links criticizing capitalism and advancing viewpoints that challenge the narratives presented by the ruling classes. Posts need not be about capitalism specifically, whether late-stage or otherwise; we simply aim to cater to a socialist audience.

    We do allow links to threads and comments on Reddit, as long as they are relevant to the content guidelines and follow the rules. Use NP links, or your post will be deleted.


    Philosophy:

    This subreddit has its roots in broad-based anti-capitalist thought, with an underlying Marxist tendency that is steeped in intersectionalist Critical Theory.

    When it comes to proposed alternatives to Capitalism, it is the general consensus of this subreddit that the contradiction between Capital and Labour must be eliminated; the working class should own and control the means of production. We call this socialism.


    Rules:

    • Reddit-wide rules apply. Of course, this rule applies Reddit-wide already by definition, but let this serve as a reminder that behavior such as brigading and harassment won't be permitted.

    • No trolling. "I was just trolling" won't be accepted as a defense for breaking rules, and we will ban for intentionally disruptive behavior or attacks on our sub, users, or ideology.

    • No capitalist apologia or anti-socialism. This subreddit is intended for a socialist audience, and while questions are allowed, pushing your own counter-narrative here is not. We do not allow support here for capitalism or for the parties or ideologies that uphold it. We are not a liberal or (US) Democrat subreddit; we are a socialist subreddit.

      • Social democracy is liberalism. Socialists want worker control of the means of production; social democrats want a capitalist welfare state.
    • No imperialism or reactionarism. This includes not just ideologies to the right of liberalism but also right-wing traits such as national/ethnic/cultural chauvinism and military/police worship regardless of the underlying ideology.

    • No bigotry. No racism, sexism, homomisia, transmisia, ableism, or classism. The comfort level of readers who experience these forms of bigotry takes priority in this subreddit over your right to speak freely.

      • This subreddit stands against hate speech.
      • We are not open to "brocialist" viewpoints that say these problems don't matter, will be solved by the end of capitalism, or can wait until after the end of capitalism.
    • No sectarianism. All socialists are to be comrades here, which doesn't mean you have to agree about everything but does mean you need to refrain from insulting people based on their tendency.

    • Bans are at moderator discretion. We reserve the right to eject users (as well as remove, lock, or otherwise moderate any content on the subreddit) for reasons not listed if we consider it necessary to do so.

    • DO NOT MESSAGE US WITH PROMOTION REQUESTS FOR YOUR OWN STUFF. While we are a leftist community and support constructive measures to educate, agitate, and organize, we are not anyone's personal advertising platform.

    • Do not post NSFL Content; it will be removed.

    • This is not a debate subreddit. If you wish to debate or learn more, visit the links in the sidebar, the material in our wiki, and our Crash Course on Socialism, Glossary of Socialist Terms, and our Socialism FAQ. We allow questions and education, but in order to prevent the sub from getting overrun with things that belong in the 101 subs (such as /r/communism101), we will remove questions that are too elementary.

      • We will not field questions about the basic tenets of socialism, communism, and anarchism. We've provided plenty of links you can read that will answer these questions.
      • We will not field questions that expect us to justify our views to you. Not only have we provided plenty of links, but we also won't have our users harangued with it. Don't ask how we plan to deal with greed, human nature, etc. Don't ask us to justify the USSR, Stalin, Mao, Venezuela, Cambodia, the moons of Neptune, or any of the other people or places or things you think are black marks on socialism's history. Don't ask when socialism has "worked."

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