MAY DAY 2000
Let Us Build a New Society! Let Us
Open the Door to Progress!
Let Us Work to Lift Society Out of the
Crisis and Leave the Old World Behind!
Workers of England, Scotland and
Wales, Unite in Defence of Your Rights! Workers of All Countries, Unite!
On this May Day 2000, the first
May Day of the 21st century, when the workers of all lands celebrate their
unity in the common struggle in defence of their rights and for a new society,
RCPB(ML) sends its greetings to all the contingents of the international
proletariat throughout the world. In the name of the working class of England,
Scotland and Wales, it pledges to intensify its work to prepare the subjective
conditions for the revolutionary transformation of the old society to a modern
socialist society where it is the working class which constitutes itself as the
nation, as the leaders of society, and the people are empowered to build
May Day 2000 is taking place at a
defining moment in world history, when the objective conditions are pointing to
the urgent need for the capitalist crisis to be resolved in favour of the new,
in favour of the world's peoples, the workers, the women, the youth of the
world. At the same time, the big capitalist powers are working non-stop to put
arrangements in place throughout the world in their favour, to tip the balance
in favour of the old, their reactionary programme of globalisation and
neo-liberalism, to block the emergence of the new. What will the outcome be?
In the circumstances, it becomes
imperative for the workers and all democratic forces to consciously take a
stand in favour of the new, in defence of their rights, in favour of a society
fit for human beings. On this firm basis, they can set their own agenda to lift
society out of the crisis, and can discuss what is required to open the door to
progress. The working class can set its own independent programme, and combat
any force which recommends conciliation with the programmes of "social
partnership", "partnership for progress", "universal human
rights", "humanitarian intervention", which are actually
characteristic of the big monopolies, of big power chauvinism and the old
relations of exploitation at home and abroad. To recommend that the workers
should conciliate with these programmes is actually to deprive them of their
own line of march to a new society, to a socialist Britain.
Within the framework of creating a new
society, lifting society out of the crisis and overcoming the blocks that the
monopolies and their representatives are placing in the way of leaving behind
this old world, the workers of all countries are fighting their immediate class
battles. Only by persisting in these battles with the aim of achieving victory
in these struggles can the workers advance along the line of march to a new
society. Scientific social theory demonstrates that if workers organise to
build their unity in the course of their struggle, opposing all attempts to
divide them on the basis of "self-interest", of ideology, or that
they should compromise their own class interests and independent programme,
then their numerical superiority and revolutionary character will win the day
when the time comes to go on the offensive against capitalist society itself.
The workers must build their unity in the course of fighting for their
programme to Stop Paying the Rich - Increase Investments in Social
Programmes and rallying the women, the youth, all democratic and
progressive sections of society to follow their lead and build a bright future
for themselves. Their watchword is that the banner of the emancipation of the
working class is the banner for all of humanity in the forward march to create
the new world.
In this new society, a modern socialist
system, can be seen the features of what the working class is fighting for as
the aim of its immediate battles. The working class will organise the economy
with the aim of guaranteeing a livelihood to all as a human right on the basis
of the most advanced techniques and the continuous raising of standards of
living. The working class will establish a political system of direct
democracy, in which the people select and elect candidates and will establish a
modern constitution in the course of their struggles which enshrines the
sovereignty of the people as the decision-makers in society. The working class
will uphold the independence and sovereignty of nations and peoples, establish
modern sovereign states of England, Scotland and Wales, and unite to oppose all
chauvinist attempts at intervention and interference, and support the right of
all countries for equality internationally. The working class fights shoulder
to shoulder with its class sisters and brothers of all lands for this new
A burning question of this historical
period as the 21st century begins is how the workers should express their
political unity and build a mass party which fights for and embodies the
interests of the independent working class movement as a whole, which organises
the working class in its line of march to a socialist Britain. RCPB(ML) calls
on all class conscious workers, the progressive and democratic forces, all the
communists, and all those who are aspiring to the modern socialist society that
progressive humanity is fighting for, to give serious consideration to this
issue of a mass communist party on the occasion of May Day, international
working class day 2000. Is not such a party required so that the working class
can take hold of what belongs to it and bring about socialism in modern
For a Guarantee in Law for the Livelihood of All!
For Democratic Renewal of the Political Process!
For Modern Sovereign States of England, Scotland and Wales!
For an End to EU, NATO and all Military and Economic Blocs!
For the Right of All Peoples and Nations to Determine their Own Destiny!
Let Us Build a New Society! Let Us Open the Door to Progress!
Let Us Work to Lift Society Out of the Crisis and Leave the Old World Behind!
Onward on the Line of March to a New Society! For a Socialist Britain!
Workers of All Countries, Unite!