"We are the 99%"

we 99 percentThe mainstream media has made much ado about the fact that #OccupyWallStreet does not have a unified, cohesive message. In trying to belittle it, they smugly point out that the occupy movement is an amorphous and heterogeneous mix of people. Every shade of political opinion and ideology is present: Makhno anarchists and Ron Paul libertarians; Trotskyist socialists and New Age neo-hippies; Anonymous and Zeitgeist; atheists and hard core believers; the homeless and those who have quit their jobs to become full time protesters against unemployment.

#occupywallstreet: Youth hit the streets; Labour must join them!

occupywallstreet journal“Enough is enough! We are the 99%!” This is the sentiment being expressed by the brave youth now occupying Freedom Plaza in New York City, just a few feet away from Wall Street. This is the pent-up feeling of millions—no—billions of people around the world. Enough unemployment! Enough war! Enough poverty! Enough discrimination!

WikiLeaks Exposes the Secret Dealings of the Empire, Washington Hits Back

In the last year, the world’s governments have been rattled by several major leaks of secret documents through the WikiLeaks website. First releasing thousands of US Military reports from the war in Afghanistan, then the same from the Iraq war and finally tens of thousands of secret diplomatic cables, WikiLeaks has stunned the world.

WikiLeaks: imperialist backroom deals revealed

The cables published by WikiLeaks revealing the underhand, secret dealings of imperialist diplomacy are the largest leak of state secrets in human history. They lay bare what the bourgeois state really is, what class interests it defends. That explains the undisguised rage of the bourgeois class that is now mustering all its forces in a desperate attempt to silence WikiLeaks.

Obama's Auto Plan: Workers' control or bosses' management?

President Obama has just passed the 100 day mark of his term in office. What a difference a few weeks makes! Even though GM and Chrysler have already been given millions in public money, Chrysler has now been allowed to go bankrupt. All of its plants will be idled until it emerges from bankruptcy. And despite putting forward the option of a UAW “ownership stake” in GM and Chrysler, Obama is at the same time addressing auto workers with the cold vocabulary of Wall Street: Viability, Profitability and Liability. And these words are not hollow.

Why the UAW Should Fight for Nationalization

The US Workers International League analyzes the crisis in the auto industry. As the economic crisis deepens, the bosses will seek to unload the burden onto workers’ shoulders. This underlines the need for militant, class struggle policies in the unions to place the burden of the crisis where it belongs: with the bosses!

The Crisis: Make the bosses pay! - Manifesto of the International Marxist Tendency – Part Three

We conclude our Manifesto on the crisis of capitalism by pointing out that the resources exist to guarantee decent living conditions for every man, woman and child on this planet. The private ownership of the means of production, where the profit of the few is the driving force, is at the heart of the crisis. It is capitalism that must be abolished, but this is only possible through an international struggle for socialism.

The Crisis: Make the bosses pay! - Manifesto of the International Marxist Tendency – Part Two

We continue publication of the IMT Manifesto which outlines the causes of the present economic crisis and puts forward a programme of action for the international labour movement. In Part Two the IMT offers a programme to combat unemployment and defend living standards, but also specific demands to defend the organisations of the working class and the youth as they come under attack from the bosses in a moment of crisis.

The Crisis: Make the bosses pay! - Manifesto of the International Marxist Tendency – Part One

The crisis capitalism has entered globally is having a deep impact on the real living conditions of billions of workers all over the world. With this comes a growing consciousness among ordinary working people and youth that something is seriously wrong with this system, that this cannot be the way human beings have to live. Workers are looking for an explanation and proposals of how to get out of this mess. We have produced a Manifesto which outlines the causes and puts forward a programme of action for the international labour movement. In Part One we deal with the causes of the crisis and its effects.

US elections: Welcome to the “School of the Democrats”

The U.S. has elected a new president, Barack Hussein Obama. Along with the dramatic turn in the economic situation, this marks a definite turning point in the history of the country and of the world. Big illusions have been created that Obama will provide "change". What American workers have voted for is an end to policies that benefit the rich, but Obama does not represent real change. In the coming years workers will learn from real life experience that what is required is a genuine voice of the US working class, and that can only be a mass party of labor.
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