Ranjeet speaks for the CPGB-ML, about the challenges that face us in the coming year.
2017 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution – the great Socialist October Revolution of 1917 – and yet the dawning of 2017 sees the majority of humanity still languishing under capitalism in the throes of its worst ever economic crisis. Just the conditions, in fact, that led to the great inter-imperialist world wars of the last century, to the October revolution that overthrew capitalism, and to the subsequent victories of socialism in one country after another.
2017 sees Capitalism in its last stage clinging on to the reigns of power like grim death. The major capitalist corporations, controlling the major imperialist states, have concentrated humanity’s vast collective wealth in an obscenely small number of hands, while spreading the miseries of poverty, homelessness, hunger, unemployment and underemployment, disease, premature death from treatable diseases, hopelessness and crime – not to mention the increasingly ferocious, criminally planned and executed genocidal wars of imperialism – far and wide.
But the crisis is taking its toll. “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” 2016 has seen much political upheaval, with Brexit signalling the beginning of the fall of the EU, and Trump’s election victory once more showing that imperialism in crisis is loosing the plot. Continue reading “Resolution for 2017: make a difference”