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The sixth European Social Forum will take place on July 1-4 in Istanbul (Turkey). More than 200 seminars and workshops are planned in a 13-axis program with an emphasis on the causes and consequences of a systemic crisis, under the slogan “another Europe is possible”. On July 3, the streets in Istanbul will be filled with up to 100,000 demonstrators. More information about the social forum can be found at »»»»

Report from the Luxemburg-Liebknecht-Lenin-Weekend-2010 of the Revolutionary Internationalist Organization (RIO)

This year’s Luxemburg-Liebknecht-Lenin demonstration on January 10 in Berlin was marked by snowstorms and freezing temperatures. But our “LLL-Weekend”, held on the Saturday before the demonstration, was a surprising success. At the seminar about the left in Europe, just over 50 people – from Berlin, Dresden, Kiel, Rostock, Hamburg, Essen, Saarbrücken, Witten, Zurich, Prague, Liberec and Paris – participated in the discussion, and at the class war hip-hop concert afterwards there were more than 100 people. »»»»

R-E-V-O-L-U-T-I-O-N – It’s clear, isn’t it?

January 9 (3-8 pm): Seminar about the Left in Europe
January 9 (from 10pm): Concert with Holger Burner
January 10 (10am): LLL-Demonstration

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More and more people see clearly that the capitalist system offers no solution to the crisis – that a revolution is necessary. But how do we get there? On the anniversary of the deaths of the revolutionaries Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht and V.I. Lenin the independent youth organization REVOLUTION invites you to the LLL-Weekend: »»»»

We are surprised and disappointed that the Revolutionary Socialist Organization (RSO) unilaterally broke off the process of discussions and fusion with us which began 15 months ago and was no secret in the left. In this way, the comrades dismantled our perspective which was oriented completely towards this fusion. »»»»

In September, we decided upon new positions about revolutionary youth organizations.These theses represent a development and discussion process of our group. We want to present our new theses here as a result of this process.

Under capitalism, young people are subject to special forms of oppression. We get bad jobs with low wages, we suffer under the arbitrary rule of parents, teachers and bosses, we are impeded in the development of our sexuality, we are not allowed to vote but can be sent to die in imperialist wars, to name just a few examples. This oppression is a product of capitalism and therefore it can only be ended by the overthrow of this system. »»»»


Revolutionary perspectives in times of crisis

As in previous years, for the youth organization REVOLUTION the first week of August was filled up by REVOCAMP, an internationalist summer camp for young revolutionaries in Liberec (Czech Republic). This year’s camp was organized jointly by the independent youth organization REVOLUTION and the Revolutionary Socialist Organization (RSO). About 50 participants from the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain and the USA made this camp slightly bigger than last year’s; also, more comrades from groups such as Socialist Workers’ Voice (SAS), Permanent Revolution, and the Left Party youth organization “Linksjugend [‘solid]” were present and a lively political exchange was possible. »»»»


REVOCAMP • international summer camp for revolutionary young people • August 2-8, 2009 in Liberec (CZ)

“YES WE CAN.” Barack Obama used this slogan to become President of the United States. He used it to promise serious change in the U.S. and around the world: an end to the Iraq War, action against climate change and help for people losing their homes or jobs in the economic crisis.

But now, months after the inauguration of the new President, there is little change in sight. Hundreds of billions of dollars are being pumped into large banks, but at the same time the unemployment figures reach record highs. The date for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq is being pushed back, but at the same time more soldiers are sent to Afghanistan. »»»»

A revolution took place here.

What? Here? Next to the supermarket where workers slave away for low wages? In front of the school where more than 30 pupils in each class remain well-behaved for the teacher? Behind the apartment building where Nazis attack people who they see as different?

Red flags waved here? Armed workers marched by this spot and chanted “All power to the councils”? Revolutions take place in Latin America, maybe also in France. But here? »»»»


The internationalist summer camp of the youth organization REVOLUTION was bigger than last year

Just like last year – and the year before that – in the summer of 2008, young revolutionaries from different countries made their the way to the Czech Republic, more precisely to Liberec. That was where REVOCAMP, took place. It was organized by the independent youth organisation REVOLUTION and lasted one week. Nearly 50 young people from the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany and Austria were there and participated in many different workshops. »»»»


International summer camp for revolutionary youth • July 28 – August 1 • Liberec / Czech Republic

In many places we fight against things that we can’t stand: at school against the pressure to succeed and the arbitrary rule of teachers, at work against bad conditions and low wages, on the streets against nazis. We campaign against militarism and against the destruction of the environment. We fight in small groups or we join up for big protests like last year in Heiligendamm against the G8. »»»»

The BILD is Germany’s biggest right-wing tabloid, well known for its frenzied attacks against immigrants and the left. The day after the Anti-G8 demonstration in Rostock its headline screamed: “Do you want dead, hooligans?” (no one “died” as it happens, afterwards it transpired there were only two “seriously” injured police officers). But on Monday (January 14, 2008), BILD reported that; “more than 10.000 demonstrators from (across) Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria” participated in the demonstration to commemorate the three L’s (Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht and Vladimir Lenin). »»»»