Speak Out Now!: Readings
The world we live in today has enormous possibilities — the potential to open up the most challenging epoch of humanity’s existence. We have the prospect of living in a conscious fashion, using all the advances of human knowledge and engaging the creative potential of each person on the planet. Instead we see the world moving in the opposite direction — increasingly ruled by prejudice and fear, a world of widespread violence and war, where exploitation and oppression are the rule, with the many dominated by the few.
The Force For Change Exists Today
Everywhere, working people’s labor makes society run. The exploitation of labor is what generates profits, which are at the heart of capitalism. Working people have the power to bring this system to a halt and bring about the changes needed to transform our lives. Like slavery, feudalism and other systems that enriched the minority at the expense of the majority, capitalism’s removal is long over due. The time for socialism has come.
We Stand For Socialism
A world based on peaceful collaboration and international cooperation of working class people — not the exploiters who rule today.
The common ownership and sharing of the world’s resources and productive capacity under the democratic control of the world’s peoples.
An egalitarian and democratic government, organized and controlled from the bottom up, which facilitates people’s active participation in making decisions about how society is run.
Protection of the world’s ecological systems, putting science to work to sustain life, not destroy it.
A society where human relations are based on respect, equality and dignity of all peoples, not racism, sexism or homophobia.