Call for anti-capitalist contingent at April 4th Denver labor actions

30 Mar

The following is a statement issued by the Denver General Membership Branch of the IWW calling anti-capitalists to converge on the April 4th labor actions in Denver. There will be an anti-capitalist and radical worker’s bloc participating in the march beginning at 11:30am at 17th and California as well as a presence at the later rally and vigil.

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NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO COMPROMISE

SEIZE THE TIME!

The uprisings in Europe, then North Africa and the Mideast, and in the United States are not a coincidence. They are, at least in part, a common rebellion against a common enemy that threatens to make working people pay for its plunder and failures: the neo-liberal policies of unregulated capitalism, croney government, and phoney “banking”. We believe the best of what workers have spoken so far is not reforming a crippled and crippling capitalist system, but for the working class to step in as replacements for bundling bankers and bungling politicians.
WE HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE: WE CAN LET OUR MOVEMENT BE CHANNELED TO WEAK REFORM AND ELECTORAL MEASURES OR WE CAN PUSH ONWARD NOT JUST FOR WORKERS’ RIGHTS IN THE OLD SYSTEM BUT FOR WORKERS’ POWER to control our own work, our wealth, our well being. Early in the last century the newpaper The Messenger, founded by A. Philip Randolph, called for mass strikes and workers’ control as “the antidote for capitalist poisons”.
LET THE COMMITMENT OF THE 21st CENTURY BE A RE-COMMITMENT TO THIS DREAM, not a fallback to the timid policies and institutions that helped get us in this mess.
LET THE CALL !Si se puede! – We can do it! not be an excuse to hand our power over to a politician and his bosses but to actually do it ourselves, from cleaning up the BP disaster to seizing the statehouse in Madison to the occupation of factories in Argentina to dealing with the meltdown in Japan.
SUPPORT GRASSROOTS CALLS FOR GREATER, NOT LESS, WORKERS CONTROL!

Stand with The Messenger as they saw the critical distinction between the “smug, sleek” old leaders “who swerve, compromise and equivocate for soft berths, fat salaries and slothful ease” versus those committed to the “principle” of “to the workers belongs the world.”

THE CLASS WAR CAN NO LONGER BE ONE SIDED!

Gather at 11 under the red and black flag, behind the IWW banners to participate in the anti-capitalist contingent.

Endorsed by the Denver Anarchist Black Cross and Queen City Antifa

Some pictures from anti-capitalist actions at London anti-cuts demo March 26th:


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