People’s Alliance Points of Unity
The People’s Alliance stands for socialism. All banks, factories, warehouses, stores, offices, utilities, schools, media, national resources and the healthcare and transportation systems must be taken away from capitalist ownership and control and put in the hands of the multinational working class and oppressed peoples. We as working people will run them in a planned and rational manner to meet people’s needs, not for profit or exploitation. The multinational working class and oppressed peoples of the world, who do the work of the world, are not only entitled to the full fruits of our labor but should have control over the course of our society and world.
We feel that the only way to achieve a just society free of exploitation, oppression, crisis and war is through socialist revolution and a continued struggle beyond that toward communism. Modern technology can provide everyone on Earth with a home, education, a secure and healthy life—but only if freed from capitalist ownership and the profit system. As Huey P. Newton of the Black Panther Party said, “The people have the right to the best that technology can give.” This requires that working and oppressed people end the rule of the billionaire bankers and capitalists, and create working class rule of the oppressed masses of humanity in its stead.
We are unconditional in our defense of oppressed nations to self-determination—especially those under the boot of US imperialism. This includes oppressed nations within the US: African Americans, Indigenous nations, the Xicano nation and all Latinx peoples, and colonized Puerto Rico, Caribbean and Asian/Pacific islands. We stand with all those fighting racism, white supremacy and national oppression, defending full rights for all immigrants including undocumented workers and all those fighting anti-Arab and anti-Asian bigotry.
We are internationalists and give our support and solidarity to all peoples struggling for self-determination against capitalism and imperialism. We fully defend all socialist countries and workers’ states against imperialist subversion, intervention and sanctions, including Cuba, China, Vietnam, Laos and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as well as Venezuela, Bolivia and all others who seek to forge a socialist path.
We stand with the peoples of Palestine, the Philippines, the Donbass and all who fight for national liberation in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. We support the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination free from US-backed and –funded Zionist genocide and occupation, and for their right to return. We support the peoples and states of Syria, Yemen, Iran, Zimbabwe and others fighting US and NATO military, political and economic attacks.
We fully oppose sexism and gender and LGBTQ+ oppression. We see the roots of this oppression in the emergence of private property and class society, which we fight to overthrow. We are for the rights of women to full equality and reproductive justice, including free, legal and accessible contraception, abortion on demand and the means with which to raise healthy, well-housed, and educated children. We are for the unconditional defense of all transgender and gender-nonconforming people in the struggle for full liberation and equality, and against all transphobic ideology. Patriarchy will be smashed when capitalism is abolished.
We stand for a world that is fully accessible to every person regardless of ability or skill. We see disability as an issue of accommodation, and believe that everyone is capable of valuable contributions when properly accommodated. We are for equal opportunity and freedom from discrimination in work, education and culture sans a normative outcome. This is to say that we fight for all resources and opportunities to be allocated equitably and without discrimination and also embrace all of the contributions that people may offer whether or not they fit within the defined success parameters of a myopic and ablist status quo.
Capitalism has created the climate crisis that is destroying Earth’s capacity to support life. We know that only socialism can save humanity and the planet, and that the multinational working class is the only agent of change that can overthrow capitalism to achieve this. Only this ongoing struggle can do away with the old and build a new world rooted in unity, solidarity, international cooperation and planning to meet human and environmental needs.
Unity and solidarity are built through struggle. We fight daily around demands that not only aim to challenge the very nature of this rotten system, but to build the working class unity and community power necessary to tear down capitalism, imperialism, white supremacy and gender oppression.
It’s long past time for working people to come together and organize for justice, liberation and the end of all oppression and exploitation. Let’s build the revolution today, socialism tomorrow and open the path toward a communist future.
Workers and Oppressed Peoples of the World, Unite!