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October 5-10, 2020

Manifesto for the Future

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When confronted by us hungry bellies, the imperialists reach for their guns. When confronted by imperialists, we hungry bellies lock arms and march forward.

Our humanity is threatened by an invisible virus that spreads rapidly; but we have long been challenged by other viruses, such as unemployment, hunger, racism, patriarchy, inequality, and war. These viruses manifest themselves differently in different parts of the world, sharply attack the lives of the workers and the peasants, and those who experience the impact of social inequality; meanwhile, there are a minority of people, that profit from the devastation.

The capitalist system has no answers to these crises; its policies are hollow. Rather than find a way to house us and feed us, the capitalists build vast machineries of destruction – police forces and militaries that suffocate the life out of the working-class inside the rich nations and of the working-class and the peasantry in the poorer nations. If a poorer country tries to stand upright, seeks to exercise its sovereignty, a full arsenal of power is used against it: financial, diplomatic, and military power. They dominate us with weapons, but also with ideas; they try to convince us that their views are the correct views.

The managers of the capitalist system are quick to unholster their guns and point them at distant adversaries, drive their tanks into our lands and occupy our homes, tear up nature and destroy our lifeworld; it is easier for them to provoke war than to fill the bellies of human beings with food. They would rather inflame people with racism and jingoism than to manage the fact that a broken system has come to rely more and more on the unacknowledged care labour of women, more and more on the harsh working-conditions imposed on miners and factory workers.

The planet is on fire, the viruses are on the march, hunger stalks the land, and yet even in this mess we – the vast majority of the people on the planet – have not given up on the possibility of a future. We hope for something better than this, a world beyond profit and privilege, a world beyond capitalism and imperialism, a world singing the song of humanity. Our hearts are bigger than their guns; our love and our struggle will overcome their greed and indifference.

Many seeds are being planted by our movements. We need to water them, to tend to them, to make sure that they bloom. We will build a future that cherishes life rather than profit, a future of fellowship amongst peoples, rather than racist wars, a future where social hierarchies are abolished, and we enjoy mutual dignity.

Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars. It is now dark enough.

SIGNATURES

ORGANIZATIONS

International networks

  1. ALBA Movimientos
  2. Federación Democrática Internacional de Mujeres (FDIM)
  3. Partido Izquierda Europea (PIE)
  4. Asamblea Internacional de los Pueblos (AIP)
  5. Instituto Tricontinental
  6. Marcha Mundial de las Mujeres
  7. La Vía Campesina
  8. Foro de São Paulo

Arab-Maghreb

  1. Democratic Way, Morocco
  2. Tunisian Workers´ Party, Tunisia

Asia

  1. Nepal Communist Party, Nepal
  2. Workers Party of Bangladesh, Bangladesh

Europe

  1. Askapena, Euskal Herria
  2. ATTAC Hungary, Hungary
  3. Confederación Intersindical Galega (CIG), Spanish State
  4. Fundación Europa de los Ciudadanos
  5. Fundación Investigaciones Marxistas
  6. Movimiento Democrático de Mujeres, Spanish State
  7. Norwegian Committee in Solidarity with Latin America, Norway
  8. Partido Comunista España (PCE), Spanish State
  9. Partito della Rifondazione Comunista - Sinistra Europea, Italy
  10. Potere al Popolo!, Italy
  11. Russia Communist Workers' Party, Russian Federation
  12. Sindicato de Comisiones de Base (COBAS), Spanish State

Latin America

  1. Central de Trabajadores de Cuba (CTC), Cuba
  2. Comité de Unidad Campesina (CUC), Guatemala
  3. Frente Francisco de Miranda (FFM), Venezuela
  4. Frente Pátria Grande, Argentina
  5. Levante Popular da Juventude, Brazil
  6. Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST), Brazil
  7. Movimiento Popular La Dignidad, Argentina
  8. Rompiendo la Norma, Venezuela
  9. Otro Beta, Venezuela
  10. ALBA TV, Venezuela
  11. Movimiento Científicos Sociales Simón Bolívar, Venezuela
  12. Movimiento de Pobladores y Pobladores, Venezuela
  13. La Otra Escuela, Venezuela
  14. Corriente Revolucionaria Bolívar y Zamora, Venezuela
  15. FUNDEBES, Venezuela
  16. Red de Colectivos La Araña Feminista, Venezuela
  17. Plataforma Comunicacional Feminista la 5ta Ola, Venezuela
  18. Movimiento de Solidaridad y Amistad Mutua Cuba Venezuela , Venezuela
  19. SURES, Venezuela
  20. Brigada Internacionalista Che Guevara, Venezuela
  21. Género con Clase, Venezuela
  22. Calistenia Cultural, Venezuela
  23. Tinta Violeta, Venezuela
  24. Plataforma comunicacional Utopix, Venezuela
  25. El Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV)
  26. Instituto Simón Bolívar para la Paz y Solidaridad entre los Pueblos, Venezuela

North America

  1. Popular Education Project (PEP), USA

Sub-Saharan Africa

  1. National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, South Africa
  2. Socialist Forum of Ghana (SFG), Ghana
  3. Socialist Party of Zambia, Zambia
  4. Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party (SRWP), South Africa

INDIVIDUALS

  1. Attila Antal, Consciousness journal, Hungary
  2. Attila Vajnai, Workers Party 2006 – European Left, Hungary
  3. Bert De Belder, Partido del Trabajo. Belgium
  4. Enrique Santiago, PIE - Partido Comunista de España (PCE), Spanish State
  5. Eszmélet Folyóirat, Consciousness journal, Hungary
  6. Fran Perez, Izquierda Unida, Spanish State
  7. György Droppa, Organizers for the Left (SZAB), Hungary
  8. Heinz Bierbaum, PIE - Die Linke, Germany
  9. Iñigo Martínez, Izquierda Unida, Spanish State
  10. Jose L. Centella, PIE - Partido Comunista de España (PCE), Spanish State
  11. Judit Striker Ezredvég (Millennium Literary Journal)
  12. Lydia Samarbakhsh, Partido Comunista de Francia (PCF), France
  13. Maite Mola, PIE - Partido Comunista de España (PCE), Spanish State
  14. Manuel Pineda, Eurodiputado, PIE - Partido Comunista de España (PCE), Spanish State
  15. Marco Consolo, Partido de Refundación Comunista, Italy
  16. Mátyás Benyik, Hungary
  17. Natassa Theodorakopoulou, PIE – Siryza, Greece
  18. Péter Farkas, Karl Marx Society, Hungary
  19. Pierre Laurent, Partido Comunista de Francia (PCF), France
  20. Sira Rego, Izquierda Unida, Spanish State
  21. Tamás Hirschler, Hungarian Anti-fascist League (MAL), Hungary
  22. Tamás Krausz, Consciousness journal, Hungary
  23. Vera Zalka, Organizers for the Left (SZAB), Hungary