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Vol. 81/No. 27      July 24, 2017


Sign up for Cuba brigade, youth festival

Working people and youth have two unique opportunities to be part of the international fight against the destruction and havoc unleashed on us by the worldwide crisis of capitalism: the “In the Footsteps of Che International Brigade” to Cuba Oct. 1-15 and the World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, Russia, Oct. 14-22.

More and more working people and youth in the U.S. see through the hypocrisy and greed of the propertied rulers, who increasingly fear the explosion of class struggle to come as workers seek ways to fight against the ravages of capitalism.

The “smarts” who speak for the capitalists tell us that we’re at “near full employment,” when millions have been driven out of the workforce. They continue to maintain huge nuclear arsenals, while claiming they are for peace. And they try to convince us that “our” America is great, or can be great again. But there is no “we” — there are two classes, one of the wealthy property and bond owners, and another, the overwhelming majority, of workers and farmers.

Many working people are asking: Does it have to be this way? Is it possible for workers and farmers to change things? Can working people take power out of the hands of the capitalist rulers and their two crisis-ridden parties and reorganize society in the interest of the vast majority? Can we join with others around the world to stand up to imperialist exploitation and build a world based on human solidarity?

The Cuban Revolution is living proof this is possible.

The “In the Footsteps of Che International Brigade” is a unique opportunity to see what the Cuban Revolution has accomplished, to exchange views with Cuban workers and youth and with fellow international brigadistas. To see that it’s not just talk when Cuban revolutionaries say they don’t share their leftovers, they share all that they have, a centerpiece of their internationalism.

At the World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi you will also meet revolutionary-minded young workers and students looking for a way forward out of the deepening crisis. At the festival you can work shoulder to shoulder with members of the Socialist Workers Party and Young Socialists, and Cuban and other youth who want to build a worldwide movement that can stand up to imperialism.

By participating in the Cuba brigade or the World Festival you can come back better prepared to fight the carnage capitalism sows and more convinced that we can make a socialist revolution right here in the U.S.

Sign up today!
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