the revolutionary socialists

the youth are in the streets!

Queen Mary’s

FIGHTING TO END CAPITALISM AND WAR
We live in an world where:

* Half the population lives on less than $2 a day
* 67% of the wealth is owned by just 2% of the population
* The US spends $400 billion a year on weapons
* It would take $324 billion to end extreme poverty worldwide

But this is also a time of hope. Over recent years we have witnessed growing international protest movements demanding ‘another world is possible — another world is necessary’.

BRING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT

The present system cannot be patched up — it has to be completely transformed. The structures of the parliament, army, police and judiciary cannot be taken over and used by the working people. Elections can be used to agitate for real improvements in people’s lives and to expose the system we live under, but only the mass action of workers themselves can change the system.

Workers create all the wealth under capitalism. A new society can only be constructed when they collectively seize control of that wealth and plan its production and distribution according to need.

FOR INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM

We live in a world economy dominated by huge corporations. Only by fighting together across national boundaries can we challenge the rich and powerful who dominate the globe. The struggle for socialism can only be successful if it is a worldwide struggle.

This was demonstrated by the experience of Russia where an isolated socialist revolution was crushed by the power of the world market — a market it could only contend with by becoming state capitalist. In Eastern Europe and China similar states were later established.

AGAINST RACISM, IMPERIALISM AND OPPRESSION

We oppose everything which turns workers from one country against those from another. We oppose all immigration controls and campaign for solidarity with workers in other countries. We support the right of black people and other oppressed groups to organise their own defence and we support all genuine national liberation movements.

AGAINST SEXISM AND HOMOPHOBIA

We campaign for real social, political and economic equality for woman and for an end to all forms of discrimination against lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people.

We are committed to fight for peace, equality, justice and socialism.

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