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Protests Without End?

Today people across the World have joined together in protest the war policies of Bush and Blair. Most believe the sickness of war can be sorted out within the usual channels offered – either a UN force moves in or the troops come home. The former will only compound the problem. The latter can only leave the region further unstable, with war lords and the varying shades of the region's religions vying for political power. As on previous demonstrations, placards and banners will carry a myriad of messages,
some demanding “Bush Must Go? and “Bring the Troops Home?, with others screaming in assorted bright colors “No War for Oil? and “End the Occupation.? We need to address the root of the problem – the capitalist system itself and vicious competition for profits – and how the problems capitalism creates can only be solved when
we abolish the capitalist system itself. While it is important that workers oppose war, we need to recognize in whose interests wars are waged. Its hard to think of a single war that did not have its roots in the need of a small elite to make profits. All wars, even small-scale conflicts tend to be fought over resources, foreign markets and areas of influence, trade routes or the strategic points. To end war – and the need to demonstrate– capitalism has to be ended. It needs to be replaced by a global system where the resources of the Earth are common to everyone. Competition and conflict between elites over resources must give way to cooperation for the benefit of all the world’s inhabitants. If you lend your support to a political party or organization that fails to oppose the real nature of capitalist society, how our world is organized for production and how power is distributed, then you are, in effect, supporting a system that breeds wars.

The World Socialist Movement asks: Do you want to protest endlessly against each new war as it arises? Or work for a new world of common ownership, democratic control, peace and human welfare.

If you are opposed to war:
Either oppose capitalism in all its forms
Or settle down to a life of protests...
World Socialist Party (US)
For a Cooperative Commonwealth Against Capitalism and Leaders. “Abolish the wage system?
_www.worldsocialism.org/usa
 
 


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Re: Protests Without End?

It needs to be replaced by a global system where the resources of the Earth are common to everyone. Competition and conflict between elites over resources must give way to cooperation for the benefit of all the world’s inhabitants.

this will never happen, it is a foolish premis to consider for an article unless you are writing fiction. but socialists are not known to be very smart anyway...
 

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