First Published: March 1966
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The latest attacks by the police against the working people of Watts reveal again the brutal and violent nature of the system of capitalism and U.S. Imperialism at home. It is clear that the oppression and brutality perpetrated against the most oppressed sections of the American working class is growing in intensity Yorty and Parker are pursuing the most reactionary policies to suppress the people.
The demands of the people are plain; they are: jobs, lower cost of food, lower rents, reduced taxes, and an end to the unjust war in Vietnam of which they are being forced to bear the burden. U.S. Imperialism and its capitalistic system cannot grant these simple needs of the people as evidenced by the failure of Johnson’s “War on Poverty” and VISTA programs.
It is evident that the solutions to the problems of the working people will come only when the working people are politically organized for a hard, sustained struggle against the source of the oppression—the capitalist system. Only when the capitalist system of exploitation is replaced by socialism will the people be able to enjoy the full fruits of their labor. Only the destruction of the capitalist system of exploitation will bring about the emancipation of the working people. And only a people’s political organization with strong and unified political organization and direction can bring about victory for the people.
The Communist Party U.S.A. (Marxist-Leninist) stands ready to assist the people in opposing police terror and police violence. The C.P.U.S.A. (M.-L.) states again the necessity to assist the people in opposing the brutality and violence which the ruling class uses against the people.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: SECRETARIAT, 1313 East Firestone Blvd., Los Angeles, 90001. Phone: 587-1918
Come to Public Meetings, sponsored by the Communist Party U.S.A. (M.-L.), on alternate Fridays, 7 :30 p.m., at 1313 East Firestone Blvd., Los Angeles, 90001; phone: 587-1918. Next meetings: March 25 and April 8.