Encyclopedia of Anti-Revisionism On-Line

A Program of Action and Education

First Published: The People’s Tribune (Online Edition), Vol. 20 No. 2, May 17, 1993.
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CHICAGO – [This program was unanimously adopted by the National Organizing Committee convention in Chicago on April 24, 1993.]

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This is an era of revolutionary change. Electronic technology is replacing human labor with computers and robots. Human labor is becoming worthless to a system that values only what it can exploit. The economic revolution is turning millions of people in this country into economic refugees.

This system answers our cries of need with blows of terror. It offers unemployment, hunger, homelessness, welfare cuts, the AIDS epidemic and the plague of drugs. The government is turning from neglect to attack – police murder and imprisonment of the youth, immigration raids, forced sterilization, executions and other forms of terror.

The millions this system has thrown out face two choices – either accept destruction and murder or set out to overturn this system. Technology is powerful enough to end hunger, homelessness and all want – but only if it is seized from the exploiters and organized in the interests of those this system has discarded.

We are an organization based on the people this system doesn’t need. Those this system has discarded have begun a revolution – an all-out struggle for food, homes, jobs, education, health care, freedom from police terror and drugs. Now is the time to organize and politicize this revolution that is shaking up the country.

We will get only what we are organized to take. Our program is based on the revolutionary potential of those who have to fight this system in order to live. The decisive step today is to broaden and intensify the activities and influence of that movement. Based on this movement for survival, we will educate and organize revolutionary fighters from all sectors of society to wage war on the capitalist system.

We call on you to join us in carrying out this program of action and education.

Our program is to end poverty by seizing abandoned housing and fighting to secure food, health care and whatever else we need to survive. Our program is to put an end to the state terror by confronting the government through mass mobilization – in the courts and in the streets.

This organized action makes it possible for the millions who are being displaced, discarded and attacked by capitalism to be prepared, organized and trained to lead in overturning the whole system. Our program is to educate the millions of fighters with a blueprint of what we are all fighting for and how society can be reorganized to put an end to poverty and injustice once and for all.