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Newsletter (in English)


The World Social Forum is meeting for the ninth time and offers an opportunity to share experiences and coordinate protests around the world. The problem is that the ESF is dominated by bureaucrats from trade unions, reformist parties and NGOs, so there’s usually a lot of talking and very few concrete plans for action.

Many of the ESF’s participants are young people, but our participation is hardly encouraged: there are high fees (so it’s mostly “professional youth activists” who can attend), few young people on the podiums and no focus on young people’s issues in the official program. This makes it difficult to to coordinate the resistance against cuts in education, imperialist wars, our living and working conditions, and capitalism in general.

We have to oppose globalization from above with the globalization of resistance from below. We will work to develop the networking between revolutionary, left-wing youth organizations across the world, at the WSF and at every opportunity. But faced with capitalism’s endless wars and crises, it is clear that we need more than a network. To fight against the capitalist system effectively, we need to to organize our class, the working class, across borders. The goal is an international organization to unite our struggles and lead the fight for another world, a socialist world: a revolutionary youth international and a revolutionary workers’ international!

REVOLUTION is an independent, communist youth organization with groups in Switzerland, Germany and the Czech Republic. We believe young revolutionaries need their own organization so they can take responsibility and learn from their own successes and mistakes. This does not mean we want to divide ourselves from older activists – on the contrary, a revolutionary youth movement must fight to set the entire working class in motion.

On our website there are texts in Portuguese, English and other languages. Every year we organize REVOCAMP, an international summer camp for revolutionary youth, at the end of July and the beginning of August in the Czech Republic.

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