Radical anti-capitalist Call for #Oct20 TUC demoTagged as: 20oct anticapitalist austerity cuts demonstration oct20 social_struggles solidarity stopg8 tuc workers_struggles
#Oct20. Cut the crap. The problem is Capitalism.
CALL OUT: for a radical anti-capitalist presence on October 20th
The TUC (Trades Union Congress) is organising a mass demonstration in London against spending cuts and austerity. Up to a million workers may take to the streets.
We know an afternoon spent marching through the streets of London will not force the Government to back down. This Government – like any government – has no answers, or solutions. We need to face the real enemy: capitalism.
Capitalism exploits and oppresses the many, for the interests of the few. It is the source of countless hardships. It is the driver for climate change, as natural resources are plundered for profit. Capitalism dictates poverty and austerity.
Over the past 100 years, workers the world over have struggled against capitalism, winning – with greater or lesser degrees of success – a range of “concessions”. In the UK and Europe, for example, workers have won improved wages and working conditions, pensions and the welfare state. Now the elites are trying to claw back these hard-won gains, using the excuse of the financial crisis they caused. But people are resisting: in work places, within communities, on the streets.
The crisis of Capitalism is global. While we are divided and alienated by borders, capitalism moves freely, inflicting its misery world-wide. People across the continents of Africa, Asia, and South America have long lived at the coal face of this destructive system. Cuts and privatisations are imposed upon workers in the Global South to service crippling international debt repayments mis-sold as “poverty alleviation”. Our resistance to capitalism must also be global, linking up strikes, revolts, and solidarity across the world.
The time to join this resistance is now. Hence the call out for a radical presence on the streets of London 20th October. To organise for the day, there will be open meetings held from around 5 October on at the CUTS CAFE (an occupied meeting space in central London opening two weeks prior to 20th October to build resistance to the cuts, and to explore real alternatives to austerity).
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WE ARE MANY, THEY ARE FEW, AND WE ARE EVERYWHERE.
StopG8 – StopG8 formed to prepare a massive anti-capitalist response to the G8 summit being hosted in the Uk in 2013 and help spawn a movement. We hope you’ll join us, starting October 20th.
Smash EDO – is a direct action campaign aimed at closing down the EDO arms factory in Brighton
ALARM — All London Anarchist Revolutionary Mob