Edmonton General Membership Branch

Statement of support for Occupy Edmonton

The working class and the employing class have nothing in common.
On Saturday, October 15 in Churchill Square, Occupy Edmonton will be launching a mass rally in support of the Occupy Movement in 1300 cities worldwide and counting. The Edmonton branch of the Industrial Workers of the World plans to attend and gives their support to this initiative.

There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of the working people and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life.
We recognize that the Arab Spring has given shape to the American Fall, brought home in the form of the Wisconsin labour uprising against draconian labour law. We supported the Wisconsin struggle, and we support the more recent Occupy movements in Wall Street and elsewhere, which is it’s continuation.

Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organize as a class, take possession of the means of production, abolish the wage system, and live in harmony with the Earth.
We recognize that the majority of American society, the working class, is being forced to pay the price for the collapse of the banking sector in America. We also recognize that the Canadian working class will be forced to support the profitability of the Canadian social elites in the form of new rounds of austerity measures, unless we organize and fight to bring this to a grinding halt.

It is the historic mission of the working class to do away with capitalism.
Therefore, our membership will be in attendance to support the grassroots fightback, the vast majority against the 1%, the social elites, as we have always done as an organization since it’s inception. The working class, through it’s labour, gives enough to provide to all, just to have this social wealth stolen and sold back to us through wage slavery, private property law and repression.

The army of production must be organized, not only for everyday struggle with capitalists, but also to carry on production when capitalism shall have been overthrown.
We keep the machinery of a livable society running, and organize it’s operation, only to have our collective effort controlled and commodified by the elite parasites
that would keep our society in their control through capitalist war, manipulation, and eventual dictatorship. The working class built and maintained our social system,
so we should take it over for the benefit of everyone.

We will see everyone at Churchill Square Saturday, October 15, 2011.
Solidarity.

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