Author: alanjjohnstone

The Socialist Cooperative Commonwealth 5/8

15th October 2021

The World Socialist Movement (WSM) has as its goal the liberation of labour and the creation of the cooperative commonwealth. There is a fighting class spirit today among the people. It aims at the overthrowing of the present system, it aims to take possession of the tools of production from the capitalist class and operate them for the benefit […]

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The Socialist Cooperative Commonwealth 4/8

11th October 2021

The World Socialist Movement (WSM) is the revolutionary organisation of the working class that aims at the overthrow of the capitalist system and the establishment of the cooperative commonwealth. Socialism comes not as a remedy for the evils of existing society, but as principles for a new society. The WSM strives for a new world, a class-free […]

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The Socialist Cooperative Commonwealth 3/8

8th October 2021

The main features of the world commonwealth are really quite simple. Firstly, the new social system must be world-wide. It must be a World Commonwealth. The world must be regarded as one country and humanity as one people. Secondly, all the people will co-operate to produce and distribute all the goods and services which are needed […]

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The Socialist Cooperative Commonwealth 2/8

6th October 2021

The cooperative commonwealth is realistic. We understand that most people have little interest in making a revolution next week or that making one will be easy. Far from it. Many are daunted by the task and search for short-cuts that only result in dead-ends. But if we are serious about achieving socialism, then we have to […]

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The Socialist Cooperative Commonwealth 1/8

1st October 2021

Our goal remains always the same — socialism, the substitution for the present capitalist system of the cooperative commonwealth. Let us weigh anchor and set sail for the cooperative commonwealth. Let us hoist our sails and sail straight for the cooperative commonwealth. The sun shines upon us and the wind blows our way. The future is ours. We urge […]

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Racism is a product of capitalism

27th September 2021

A major problem besetting society, and one that is justifiably receiving an enormous amount of attention, is the problem of racism. Racism is an evil that has subjected millions to degrading and humiliating discrimination and prejudice. On more than one occasion seething unrest, resentment and frustrations of the exploited and oppressed black communities has exploded into resistance. The […]

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Join the Party and our Movement

24th September 2021

The class struggle is a political struggle. It cannot be fought successfully by the workers unless they have a political weapon, which means their own political party.  The capitalist class has its own political parties and interest groups and sees to it that they remain committed to its basic interests, the maintenance of the capitalist […]

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For a new world, not new nations

20th September 2021

“The revolutionary proletariat will have neither to keep its ancient nationalities nor to constitute new ones, because by becoming free it will abolish classes: the world will be its fatherland.” – Paul Lafargue The World Socialist Movement holds that the working class the world over is an indivisibly one and that as victims of the capitalist class their interests […]

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All Things in Common

17th September 2021

Omnia Sunt Communia – Thomas Müntzer, 1525 For as long as there has been human oppression there have been aspirations of the oppressed. History teaches us to never grow resigned, never bow down or submit, never beat a retreat. Fear is the greatest ally of conservatives. There is a message emanating from some in the environmentalist movement is that we […]

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The Battle of Ideas in Class War

13th September 2021

Times are rough and are bound to become rougher. Capitalism is not an abstraction, it is a concrete force. The capitalist class live off the labour of the working class, and use all the powers of government, nationally and locally, in their own interest. The political parties, in spite of all their proclaimed differences (and they […]

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