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Vol. 74/No. 43      November 15, 2010

Join fight for a socialist world
The 2010 elections are over, but the candidates of the Socialist Workers Party, the only voice for the working class in this election, have not stopped campaigning. They and their supporters plan to continue joining union picket lines; marching in demonstrations against the U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq; defending abortion clinics from right-wing attacks; and speaking out on behalf of working farmers.

They will continue to demand a massive public works program to provide jobs at union scale, legalization of undocumented workers, and guaranteed lifetime medical care for all—demands that unite the working class in the face of the deepest economic and social crisis in living memory.

Socialists continue to join with their coworkers on the job in fights against speedup, safety violations, race and sex discrimination, and pay cuts. They will support and help build protests against cutbacks in education and health care, police brutality and frame-ups, and the U.S. embargo on Cuba.

The SWP is a revolutionary working-class party. Its candidates did not—and will not—tell working people that fundamental social change can be achieved by voting for one or another candidate. The roots of the current crisis is the profit system, and workers need to build a revolutionary movement that can fight to overturn capitalist rule and take political power.

That will give working people the most powerful weapon possible to uproot race and sex discrimination, end wars, and replace the dog-eat-dog world of class exploitation with one based on working-class solidarity. A major step along this road is for workers to break from the Democrats and Republicans and fight for a labor party.

Socialists are circulating the Militant newspaper at plant gates, in working-class neighborhoods, and on campuses to get out the truth about resistance by working people to the employers’ attacks and the history of past struggles workers can learn from. Along with the paper, they will introduce readers to the book Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power by Jack Barnes, which explains the need to replace the dictatorship of capital with the dictatorship of the proletariat.

We urge our readers to join the fight for a socialist world.
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N.Y. students discuss possibilities for revolution
‘Moderates rally’ held in D.C. ahead of elections
‘Two-party face’ of capitalism’s ‘one-party system’
SWP candidates in 2010  
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