Written by Mark Rahman Tuesday, 01 May 2012 10:20
We’ve come a long way since the Workers International League was founded 10 years ago. From our humble beginnings in Fargo, North Dakota, to a dozen modest but growing branches around the country, we have worked hard to begin establishing roots in our unions, workplaces, schools, and communities. These have been tumultuous years of war, revolution, and counter-revolution, and Socialist Appeal has consistently provided news, theory, and analysis from a working class and Marxist perspective.
In the months after September 11, 2001, we began as a quarterly photocopied publication. We now produce seven issues per year with a full color cover, and are proud to be edited, laid out, printed, and shipped with 100% union labor. In order to better respond to the need for an immediate analysis of current events, we have also greatly expanded and improved our website www.socialistappeal.org as well as contributing regularly to www.marxist.com.
Over the years, our readership has grown steadily, and Socialist Appeal is now carried in bookstores from coast-to-coast, making our ideas available to an ever-wider audience. Our web sites receive hundreds of thousands of visits, showing the tremendous potential for the ideas of revolutionary Marxism in the “belly of the beast.” In the aftermath of the mass movement in Wisconsin and the eruption of the Occupy movement last fall, the potential for connecting these ideas with workers and youth is greater than ever. There is a thirst for ideas, a desire to understand the apparent chaos that dominates our lives.
Millions of people know that capitalism isn’t working. But they aren’t entirely sure about what could replace it. The Workers International League believes that the solution is socialism. If our program were implemented, humanity would enter a new and more prosperous stage of development: a world free from war, discrimination, poverty, homelessness and unemployment. But how to transform this program into a material force to change society? How to connect it with the working class, which alone has the power to bring about fundamental change?
To this end, we aim to increase the print-run of Socialist Appeal, further improve the quality of its layout and design, and eventually, expand the regularity of its publication. Therefore, to celebrate the WIL’s ten year anniversary, we are launching a subscription drive with the aim of doubling our subscription base. We are also appealing for donations to our Press Fund to help us expand our work.
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