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San Juan Hill, Iraq - by Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa why, george do you want war so bad why are you so eager to quench the appetite of unfilled graves is it really about saddam and weapons that are banned for him but okay for you or links you loudly claim he has to those you say are terrorists [...] http://ow.ly/2xFDw7
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Words for the #Revolution: "To take part in the... revolution it is not enough to write a revolutionary song; you must fashion the revolution with the people. And if you fashion it with the people, the songs will come of themselves." -- Se'kou Tour'e quoted by Franze Fanon in "The Wrethed of the Earth" in the chapter 'On National Culture'
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Please share the first issue of People Not Profit with others. This links to a PDF version you can print or read online. Thanks to the authors and all who helped make it possible. Consider a donation on our website.
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Beyond Capitalism
Introduction

Every day, 24,000 children die needlessly of  hunger, lack of water, or curable disease, in order to maintain the  capitalist system. As tans-national capitalism continues to grow,  stealing the world’s resources, pulling more of Second and Third World  People’s off their land, destroying the self-sufficiency of nations and  eco-systems, more and more lives will be needed to sacrifice on the  altar if capitalist production. How many babies are too many before we  stop considering reformist alternatives to total revolution?

Capitalism, and it’s newest stages of imperialism and state-capitalism  called Globalization, is a system of cut-throat competition. It is  unstable, unsustainable; It is inherently undemocratic and unjust,  driven by profit in the interest of a few. This leads to frequent  economic crisis in which the 1% can only survive at the expense of  humanity and the planet.

As profits fall, unemployment and  starvation become the norm. Being hungry is not enough to deserve to be  fed. People must also have the money to eat, and starving people are  simply part of the “demand” keeping prices high enough to be profitable.  The system will let the food rot, or destroy it, before it uses the  surplus to end starvation.

While Globalization promised  economic development in the Third World, instead we have seen a return  to some of the oldest, most ruthless, methods of capitalism – including  slavery, child slavery and labor, and human trafficking.Clearly, only a  world-wide revolution at the point of production and reproduction – led by Women, the unemployed, and People of Color from the poorest countries – with the goal of  ending all forms of oppression and including all oppressed elements of society in its struggle, can  challenge this new stage of trans-national capital, and the united  state-capitalist powers of China and the US.

A new uprising around the word, from Egypt to Spain to South Africa  to Wall  Street,  is experimenting in new forms of democratic self-organization, and  attempting to  put theory into practice. This   Movement spreading across the world  questioning the validity  of capitalism also questions our own theory and practice.  We see this as a challenge to  revolutionaries as well – to  work within the new forms of resistance -  consensus decision-making -  to achieve a new theoretical consensus that  can move us forward. We  trust in the process of the collective mind to  create something greater  than any individual.

But  in the  process of consensus, the voices of the oppressed can be  stifled, as  well as those of the Third Worlds. In this movement against  the  corporations and for radical political democracy, we do not  overlook  economic and social democracy as well. We must represent the  needs of  the Third World and fight for the rights and autonomy of  women, workers,  people of color, youth, and LBT.

Mission:

People Not Profit is not a party or organization. We do not run for office, nor do we recruit members. We are just a few people who care who publish a  blog, and we want to publish a zine because our aim is to be a space for the self-determination of the idea of freedom through articles, debate, news, and engagement with the oppressed struggles for freedom around the world. We opposes capitalism, imperialism, the vanguard party to lead, and all forms of oppression, including classism, racism, ageism, sexism, homophobia, and the divisions between leaders and followers. Each of struggle for liberation, in their self-determination, creates new ways of thinking and being.

People  not Profit exists to deepen the radicalization of the   anti-Globalization, Acampada, Indignados, and the new Occupation   movements sweeping the world, including Occupy Wall Street in the New   York and Take the Square in Madrid. We aim to do this by not just   keeping the abolition of capitalism in the discussion, but by agitating   for more participation by unemployed and poor workers, POC/Blacks, and   others locked out of not just the economic and political system, but   Left or radical formations as well.