By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
International League of Peoples’ Struggle
5 November 2010
We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, convey to the Workers World Party warmest greetings of militant solidarity on the occasion of its National Conference on November 14-15.
We congratulate and salute you for your achievements in standing firmly against monopoly capitalism and the finance oligarchy, in pursuing the class struggle of the proletariat against them, in striving to mobilize the broad masses of the people against the depredations of imperialism in the US and abroad and in propagating the aspirations for socialism.
We hope that your national conference will bring about among your party rank and file a new and higher level of principled unity, organizational strength and mobilizational capabilities. It is imperative that your party gain strength in an all-round way as you confront the worsening conditions of crisis and the escalating level of exploitation and oppression.
The economic and financial crisis of the capitalist system is more than ever graver and deeper because the monopoly bourgeoisie clings dogmatically to the fundamentals of capitalism and the policy of neoliberal globalization. Public money has been used to bail out the banks and big corporations, let them make profits in their balance sheets and conjure the illusion of recovery in the financial markets.
The public debt bubble has arisen as the biggest bubble. It has not stimulated production and has not generated employment. The people are being thrown out of their jobs and homes. The schools and hospitals are closing down. Universal health care is denied. Large numbers of the poor and the young are being thrown into prison.
We support your struggle to defend the rights and improve the working and living conditions of the working class and all the poor, who are disproportionately women and people of color. You must arouse, organized and mobilize the people to struggle for jobs, education, housing, health care and a healthy environment.
The Democratic and Republican parties keep on obscuring the roots of the crisis and keep on pushing each other towards the Right. Public money is being spent freely on military production, overseas deployment of military forces and on the so many intelligence agencies that have been built up by the terrorism scaree and have made the US a police state.
We condemn the rising trend of repression, fascism, racism, discrimination against migrant workers and new immigrants, anti-Islam religious bigotry and gender discrimination. We support your struggle against all these reactionary currents in the US. We likewise support your struggle against US military interventions abroad and wars of aggression, such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We unite with you in the common struggle against imperialism and all reaction in order to build a better future. We all want a new world without oppression, exploitation, poverty and war, a world of greater freedom, democracy, social justice, development, peace and international solidarity. ###