- Are you sick of war, inequality, racism, unemployment, sexism, homophobia, ignorance, hunger and oppression?
- Are you sick of the corporate dominated media?
- Are you sick of the steady decline in real wages, education and health spending?
- Are you sick of the way the environment is being destroyed in the name of profit?
- Are you sick of feeling like there is nothing you can do to change this?
You are not alone! There is something you can do! You can make a difference!
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The Changing Mood
Immediately after the fall of the Soviet Union, there was a spirit
of optimism in the west. US Imperialism had “won” so to speak, and in
the words of president George Bush, we could “look forward to a New
World Order of peace, freedom, full employment, and the crushing
dominance of the US in world affairs and trade”. Marxism was declared
dead, and there was a massive campaign to discredit the struggle for
socialism. This outlook, coupled with one of the most powerful economic
booms in history, led many to believe in the capitalist system. But
this outlook is defiantly beginning to change!
To look at the stock market, the economy is still healthy. But real
wages are at only 80% of what they were just 15 years ago, and for the
first time since the early 1990s, workers are seriously worried about
losing their jobs. This is not “the good life” that the west was
It is this fact that explains the constant and bitter attacks on all
aspects of Marxism which have been delivered by every conceivable
defender of the existing social order-from the Tory to the Fabians,
from the Jesuit priest to the University professor. From the very
spleen of these attacks, to the fact that they have to be kept up continuously despite
the fact that every single one of the pundits in turn claims to have
“finally disposed” of Marxism, the thinking members of the Labour
Movement can deduce two facts. First, that the defenders of capitalism
recognise in Marxism the most dangerous challenge to their system, and
thereby also instantly confess the truth in it, despite all their
attempts to “disprove” it. Second, that far from disappearing under the
heap of abuse, quack “exposures”, and flagrant distortions, the
theories of Marx and Engels are steadily gaining ground, particularly
within the active layers of the Labour Movement, as increasing numbers
of workers, under the impact of the crisis of capitalism, strive to
discover the real meaning of the forces that shape their lives, in
order to be able to consciously influence and determine their own