John on November 26, 2011 at 2:33 pm
The World Socialist Web Site has published letters from socialists around the world offering support for Occupy UC Davis in the wake of the pepper spray incident. Sample:
Regardless of location, the ruling class and their police enforcers will resort to violence without hesitation to defend their ill-obtained positions. We must join together in solidarity in order to throw off the chains of oppression so that internationally all students and workers can have access to a quality education, a good job, and a decent livelihood.
The worldwide protests express a deep alienation from established politics and hostility toward the capitalist system. They presage a much wider upsurge in class struggle. The urgent task is to unite the struggles of the working class and youth internationally in a conscious fight for socialism.
Capitalism has failed and is now determined to place the burden of its crisis onto the backs of ordinary people everywhere.
And yet, the press here refuses to call them anti-capitalist.
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