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IWW Launches In Uganda
east africa | workplace struggles | other libertarian press Friday May 04, 2012 17:24 by Weijagye Justus - IWW
The recent meeting of fellow workers in Uganda to form a Regional Organizational Committee (ROC) was a landmark in the history of the IWW, and the springboard for similar emerging ROCs on the African continent. We put in unending zeal and effort to work not only as a union, but also toward our main goal of abolishing the wage system.
As workers of the world, we exist as one people who are in need of each other, and all of whom have the same basic needs. There is far more that unites us than can ever divide us along cultural, nationalistic or religious lines. Together we can create a civilization worth living in. Before that happens we need the conscious cooperation of all workers across the world, united in one common cause—to create a world in which each person has free access to the benefits of civilization. A world without frontiers or borders, social classes or leaders and a world in which production is at last freed from the artificial shackles of profit and used for the good of humanity. A world in which an individual contributes according to his or her ability and takes from society according to one’s self-determined need. Through the IWW, we must bring awareness of this class war to our fellow workers worldwide.
Our objective is to obtain what is not currently in the possession of our class— the earth and its natural and industrial resources. The class war between the parasites who possess without working and the workers who produce without possessing is the real struggle that concerns us. As workers, our battle is to win the hearts and minds of the world’s people. Once we unite, there will be no force that will stop us from taking the earth into our common possession, consequently abolishing capitalism and the wage system that turns us workers into mere commodities for sale on the market.
The case for the abolition of capitalism must stay on our agenda until capitalism is abolished.