May Day 2018 and the Escalating Struggle to Defeat Austerity

Mass demonstrations across the United States and the world focus on the economic crisis

By Abayomi Azikiwe

“…Capitalism and imperialism in the contemporary period can only drive down the standard living of the people. State repression and corporate greed are the twin sides of an economic system which has long outlived its effectiveness and usefulness.

Trump’s militaristic program against Palestine, Syria, Afghanistan, the African Union member-states, Cuba, the People’s Republic of China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the entire region of the Caribbean and Latin America poses a profound challenge for those who understand the legacy of colonialism and neo-colonialism. The dreaded Pentagon budget is not letting up in its devouring of the social wealth of the working people.

The only way to provide relief and ultimate liberation of the workers and the oppressed is through the building of principled coalitions of opposition forces. Recent developments in the education, municipal, anti-racist and environmental movements are providing a template to advance the imperatives of the majority at the expense of the ruling minority.”


Abayomi Azikiwe is the editor of Pan-African News Wire. He is a frequent contributor to Global Research.

Detroit, May Day 2018

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