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Call for a Second Convention of the National Organizing Committee

First Published: The People’s Tribune (Online Edition), Vol. 22, No. 2, January 9, 1995.
Transcription, Editing and Markup: Paul Saba
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The world is in the midst of revolutionary change. The smokestacks and assembly lines no longer dominate our landscapes. The jobs we once knew are slowly disappearing. We are being replaced by robots, computers, lasers and other new technologies in our workplaces. The capitalists are defending their profits and domination by being ever more ruthless in their policies towards the workers and the new class of the dispossessed.

The system can no longer feed and house us or provide us with jobs. We must help develop the fighting capacity of the oppressed and the exploited through education and organization. At every opportunity we must go on the offensive and expose the capitalist system and uncloak our class enemy.

We, the homeless, the welfare recipients, the unemployed, the youth, the minorities of all complexions and nationalities, women and other sectors of society – in a word, the dispossessed – must fight back if we are to survive. We are reaching out to revolutionaries who come from all walks of life. We are appealing to revolutionaries in the churches, in the media, in schools and colleges, in trade unions, in libraries, hospitals, in community organizations, and in discussion groups of all kinds. Revolutionaries are everywhere and we invite you to join us in fighting for a future of justice and economic security. We must destroy this system of private property. We have no choice but to create a new America free of exploitation and want.

In order to do so, we need an organization that can educate. The National Organizing Committee has been in existence 18 months. We have experience carrying out our program, dedicated members who are revolutionaries, presses, and an educational system for our membership.

It is time for us to do the following:

* Sum up our experience;

* Give our organization a name that reflects what we are – an organization of revolutionaries;

* Develop an organization that teaches our class who we are fighting, and what we are fighting for;

* Evaluate our work and our organizational structure, and change it if necessary.

Therefore, the National Council of the National Organizing Committee, in accordance with its bylaws, calls for the convening of a Convention of the National Organizing Committee, to be held April 29-30, 1995 in Chicago, Illinois.