[Leaflet] Fight for Socialism! A Program to Defeat Trump

This is the text of a leaflet distributed by the US Section of the Internatinal Marxist Tendency. Download the PDF version of the leaflet here!

The massive wave of defiance against Donald Trump’s election shows that millions of youth and workers will resist his government. Trump cannot resolve the crisis of capitalism and the poverty, bigotry, and instability that come with it. The Democrats and labor leaders have rolled over and offered to work with him. The International Marxist Tendency (IMT) has a different perspective. We are confident that Trump’s anti-worker agenda can be stopped in its tracks. This is our proposal for a program to fight and beat Trump.

[Leaflet] Only Socialism Beats Trump!

Comrades of the IMT are distributing thousands of copies of this leaflet in over 20 cities at the anti-Trump demonstrations that have erupted across the country. Download it here!

Millions of workers and young people are digesting the bitter pill of the failure of lesser evilism. They cannot imagine a world in which a bigoted billionaire bully is the top official in American political life. But countless others are outraged, viscerally affected, and ready to fight. While the liberal apologists for the crimes and failures of Clinton and the Democrats panicked and despaired, the instincts of the radicalized youth have come alive.

[Leaflet] Fight for Socialist Revolution!

imt international marxist tendencyBernie Sanders’s campaign has electrified millions and shown the potential for socialist ideas to get a mass echo. The idea that socialism is somehow “un-American” has been replaced by growing enthusiasm and interest. Most people are concerned about the economy and feel betrayed by the establishment. The Democratic Party clearly cannot serve as a vehicle for fundamental change. The only way forward is to break with both big-business parties and to begin building an independent socialist party, and Bernie should run as its first presidential candidate. Polls show that a majority of young people consider themselves to be working class, oppose capitalism, and are in favor of socialism. With this base of support, such a party would turn US politics upside down!

[Leaflet] $15 is Only the Beginning—Fight for $25!

mcdonaldsstrikeDemanding a $25  minimum wage may seem “unrealistic” from the perspective of capitalism. But those of us who create the wealth of  society cannot proceed from “what is possible” within the artificial limits of profit-driven capitalism, but from the needs of the majority, the wealth actually existing today, and the potential for multiplying that a thousand fold and more under socialism. We support all increases in the minimum wage and oppose all loopholes such as sub-minimum wages and exceptions, however, $25 per hour is the absolute minimum necessary to begin addressing poverty level wages. To achieve all this we need strong unions and a labor party with a revolutionary socialist program. To fight for these we need organization, resources, and numbers. Join us in the struggle for a $25 minimum wage and socialism—a truly democratic world based on plenty and prosperity for all!

[Leaflet] Organize and Fight for Justice and Socialism!

JusticeforJamar2Download our new leaflet for distribution at "Justice for Jamar" events.

On November 15, Jamar Clark, a 24-year-old black man, was handcuffed by police and murdered execution-style. Continuous protests have erupted outside of the 4th Precinct headquarters in North Minneapolis, demanding “Justice for Jamar” and the release of body cam and dashboard footage of the shooting. On Monday, November 23, things escalated when three white supremacists in body armor shot five unarmed protesters who were escorting them away from the protest encampment.