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Most people realize that the electoral victories on November 2nd were but a brief respite in the battle for America.
What many do not know, however, it that a mere eleven days after the GOP swept the House of Representatives, the Workers World Party held its annual conference on November 13th and 14th in New York City to discuss the fight for worldwide socialism and the destruction of capitalism. According to its website:
The conference boldly called to the broader movement with the theme of “Abolish Capitalism, Fight for a Socialist Future.” Conference plenary sessions, breakout groups and open mike sessions focused on the growing epidemic of unemployment, cutbacks, war and racism in the current phase of this unprecedented global capitalist economic crisis, which is approaching its third year.
Many of the talks exposed that this current crisis has proven that capitalism, an economic system based on making profits, is incapable of meeting the needs of the people and that socialism is the only solution to meeting human needs and saving the planet.
This is the first post (of several) featuring videos of several of the speakers.
Bear in mind, as you watch this, this was filmed two weeks after the mid-term elections. They are not at all folding up their tents and moving to Moscow.
WARNING: Plot Spoiler—
In this video, you will see Sharon Black, from Baltimore. She is a leader of the Baltimore All People’s Congress, as well as a representative of the United Food & Commercial Workers. During her nearly eight minute speech, you will hear a lot, as she advocates:
[For those unable to view the video, go here.]
Of course, some may dispel this as just a bunch of “hope” for “change” being espoused by some Marxists at a meeting in New York:
“Bah! They’re just a bunch of idealists!…” or “That’s McCarthyism!”
Most, however, should by now know that this is the fight for our country’s future.
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776
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