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Revolutionary Ideas Festival: ‘Crisis and revolt: A world to win’

All around the world, the capitalist establishment is in an immense crisis. Sitting atop the worst economic crisis since the 1930s and the worst pandemic since the 1918 ‘Spanish flu’ – the political authority of many capitalist governments and figures are at their lowest point in the modern era. In the US, this summer’s burning of a police station during the Black Lives Matter rebellion had more public support than either major presidential candidate. In the UK, Johnson’s bumbling has led to the Tory government limping from scandal to scandal in less than a year since the fanfare of the general election. In Lebanon, the horrific explosions in Beirut have rocked the corrupt regime to its core. In almost every country inequality and the immiseration of the working and poor masses is growing or on the edge of a potential cliff.

But since 2019 we have had a fightback growing on an international scale – more combative and determined than anything we have seen in decades. From Chile to Iraq, from Belarus to Hong Kong, explosive struggles have emerged that have rocked the very foundations of the regimes of the ruling class. On top of that, the ticking time bomb of the climate crisis and the ongoing ravaging by Covid-19 adds to an explosive situation for the bourgeoisie and their system globally. And for the first time since the end of World War 2, there could be an open war between the major imperialist powers – which undoubtedly would provoke mass and even revolutionary uprisings.Yet despite this historic crisis and explosive movements, as of yet nowhere has the question of overturning the rule of the capitalists through the seizure of power by the working class yet been posed. 

Crisis and Revolt: A World to Win will be the main rally at the Revolutionary Ideas Online Festival of Resistance and Socialism

6pm Saturday 28 November

Register now! 

Join us for this important panel session with speakers who are activists from International Socialist Alternative in Britain and around the world to talk about these monumental developments and how we can link them to the fight for a new, better and socialist world!

“The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.”

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto

Further reading:

2019 || A Turning Point

World Relations || Inter-Imperialist Conflict and a New Cold War

Coronavirus || Socialists and the Covid-19 Pandemic • ISA

Covid-19: as virus spreads to the neo-colonial world, humanitarian catastrophe threatens

Socialist Alternative Issue 4 editorial: “the 2020s will be a decade of opportunity to change the world”

Colombia || New Waves of Protest over Police Murders

Crisis in Belarus || Lukashenko’s Throne Shaking

Lebanon || Mass Fury over Beirut’s Explosion Heightens Political Crisis

US cities erupt at the racist murder of George Floyd

US || Foresight 2020: Looming Political Storms of Capitalism

World to Win || China/Hong Kong Special! Socialists Speak Out

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