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Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, February 1848

The Death Agony of Capitalism and the Tasks of the Fourth International: The Mobilization of the Masses around Transitional Demands to Prepare the Conquest of Power. ”The Transitional Program”, Leon Trotsky, 1938

Women and the struggle for socialism by Christine Thomas, 2010

 

 

 


The Internationale

The Internationale is the traditional song of the revolutionary workers' movement, written by a transport worker after the Paris Commune and adopted by the revolution in Russia.

It is traditional to sing these verses of it at major Socialist Party and labour movement events.

Arise ye starvlings from your slumbers
Arise ye prisioners of want
For reason in revolt now thunders
And at last ends the age of cant
 
Away with all your superstitions
Serville masses arise, arise
We'll change forthwith the old conditions
And spurn the dust to win the prize
So comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face
The Internationale unites the human race
 
So comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face
The Internationale unites the human race

 

Explanation: What is "the age of cant"?

From dontdivideus.com:

Leaders in cant are not inquirers after truth but seekers of power, if only the power to destroy, which is often a delight in itself. Cant is the weapon of the ambitious mediocrity, a class of person that has become much more numerous with the extension, but also dilution, of tertiary education. Such people believe that social prominence is their due.

 

Video rendition led by Terry Fields (in 1992).