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Saturday, October 15, 2011
Statement by International League of People’s Struggle – Canada (ILPS-Canada)
The International League of Peoples’ Struggle – Canada, is pleased to unite with you, working and toiling peoples, indigenous peoples and progressive forces, on this Global Day of Action in concert with the Occupy Wall Street initiative and other such fight back actions across Canada, the U.S. and around the globe.
ILPS-Canada has 22 member organizations across the country and is on the front lines in the struggle against Canadian imperialism. It is part of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, an international formation of more than 350 organizations from 40 countries promoting, supporting and developing the anti-imperialist struggles of the peoples of the world. It has a broad mass character and not subordinate to any political party, government or religion and affords equality to all participating organizations.
With you, we unite for global change along the anti-imperialist and democratic line to protest and resist imperialist plunder, state repression and wars of aggression and demand the immediate end of these in order to bring about a better life for the people.
We condemn monopoly capitalism and its persistent neoliberal policy of unbridled greed for devastating the social conditions and natural environment and for escalating state terrorism and wars of aggression under various pretexts. Spearheaded by the financial oligarchy, the monopoly bourgeoisie has ruined the lives of the working people and even the middle class here in Canada and globally in the countries of the North and particularly the countries of the global South.
The crisis of the world capitalist system has already resulted in a protracted depression comparable to the Great Depression. It is unleashing the forces of fascism and military aggression. It is urgent that we intensify our struggle against imperialism and all reaction (including chauvinism, racism, religious bigotry and war mongering) and for greater freedom, democracy, social justice, full employment and better living conditions, development and world peace.
We salute all the people, organizations and individuals who have waged the anti-imperialist and democratic struggle for so many years. The current militant mass movements in various continents and countries are inspired by the history of people’s struggle and are driven by the current conditions of extreme exploitation and oppression to fight for the fundamental rights of the people. We are determined to expand and intensify the struggle and to raise it to a new and higher level.
International League of People’s Struggle – Canada http://ilps-canada.ca
Main ILPS website: http://ilps.info