Political Revolution / Politische Revolution / Revolução Política / Revolución Política

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We need a political revolution against the ‘billionaires and oligarchs’ who have hijacked the political system involving millions of people who are prepared to stand up and say ‘Enough is enough’.

Given the overwhelming disgust with status-quo politicians and the weakness of independent left-wing forces, people have to rally millions against the political establishment and their billionaire masters.

America has the lowest voter turnout of any major country on earth. It means that we are seeing  billionaires able to buy the American elections, spend hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars supporting candidates who represent the wealthy and the powerful.

The political system in the US is bankrupt. Even pro-capitalist strategists like the editorial boards of the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Economist agree the political system is dysfunctional.

There are millions of people in the US who are ready for a political revolution that rolls back the tide against big business.

An unapologetic working-class fighter could create the kind of unity needed to challenge the capitalist oligarchy that is strangling our Society.

Political and social revolutions that attempt to transform our Society never end. They continue every day, every week, every month and every year in the fight to create a nation of social and economic justice.

That’s what the trade union movement is about. That’s what the civil rights movement is about. That’s what the women’s movement is about. That’s what the gay rights movement is about.

That’s what the environmental movement is about. That’s what the political revolution is about and that’s why the political revolution must continue into the future.

Real change never takes place from the top down, or in the living rooms of wealthy campaign contributors.

It always occurs from the bottom on up – when tens of millions of people say ‘enough is enough’ and become engaged in the fight for justice.

That’s what the political revolution we helped start is all about. That’s why the political revolution must continue.

Fight for a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that creates jobs, raises wages, protects the environment, and provides healthcare for all.

The overwhelming majority of young people – black, white, Latino, Asian American, and Native American – hope to break down complex issues like income inequality, climate change, healthcare, law enforcement reform, prison system reform and student loan debt.

We need a new generation of people actively involved in public service who are prepared to provide the quality of life people deserve.

This is a generation that is beyond racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia. I have seen these young people stand together, talk about climate change, the need to transform our energy system, to take on the oligarchy that controls our country.

It is about ending a campaign finance system which is corrupt and allows billionaires to buy elections.

It is about ending the grotesque level of wealth and income inequality that we are experiencing.

It is about creating an economy that works for all of us, not just the 1 percent.

It is about ending the disgrace of native nations who live on reservations having a life expectancy lower than many third-world countries.

It is about ending the incredible despair as a result of unemployment and low wages, suicide, drugs and alcohol.

It is about ending the disgrace of having the highest level of childhood poverty on earth

It is about ending the disgrace of having public school systems in inner cities that are totally failing our children – where kids now stand a greater chance of ending up in jail than ending up with a college degree.

It is about ending the disgrace that millions of undocumented people continue to live in fear and are exploited every day on their jobs because they have no legal rights.

It is about ending the disgrace of tens of thousands dying every year from preventable deaths because they either lack health insurance or cannot afford the outrageously high cost of the prescription drugs they need.

It is about ending the disgrace of hundreds of thousands of bright young people unable to go to college because their families are poor or working class, while millions more struggle with suffocating levels of student debt.

It is about ending the pain of a young single mother in Nevada, in tears, telling me that she doesn’t know how she and her daughter can make it on $10.45 an hour. And the reality that today millions of our fellow Americans are working at starvation wages.

It is about ending the disgrace of a mother in Flint, Michigan, telling me what has happened to the intellectual development of her child as a result of lead in the water in that city, of many thousands of homes in California and other communities unable to drink the polluted water that comes out of their faucets.

In America. In the year 2016. In a nation whose infrastructure is crumbling before our eyes.

It is about ending the disgrace that too many veterans still sleep out on the streets, that homelessness is increasing and that tens of millions of Americans, because of a lack of affordable housing, are paying 40, 50 % or more of their limited incomes to put a roof over their heads.

It is about ending the disgrace that, in a given year, corporations making billions in profit avoid paying a nickel in taxes because they stash their money in the Cayman Islands and other tax havens.

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