Quienes Somos/Who We Are
La Voz De Los Trabajadores/Workers Voice is a revolutionary socialist organization. We are the sympathizing organization of the International Workers League (LIT-CI) in the United States.La Voz De Los Trabajadores/Workers Voice emerged in California in 2008. We formed around the struggles of the immigrant working class & the fight for militant, democratic trade unions and other workers’ and people’s organizations that defend the principle of class independence.
We are fighting to build a revolutionary party with mass influence to advance the interests & elevate the political consciousness of exploited & oppressed communities. Our goal is to mobilize the working class to take power through a socialist workers’ government. As workers, we understand that our ability to effectively organize to fight for our class interests is directly linked to our ability to construct strong, multi-racial, proletarian organizations capable of giving theoretical & political coordination to our struggles.
We reject capitalist parties like the Democrats, the Republicans & the Green Party whose political project not only openly protects business interests at the expense of workers but is also actively undermining & oppressing our communities. President Obama, whose overwhelming base of support was the workingclass & communities of color, is no different. Since taking office, he has presided over the greatest transfer of wealth from the working class to the financial elite in history, has continued the militarization of the border & the persecution of immigrants, & has extended some of the most repressive legislation from the Bush & Clinton regimes, including the Defense of Marriage Act, the Patriot Act, & the No Child Left Behind Act. Further, the Democrats & Republicans are leading an imperialist offensive around the world & are continuing the occupations of Iraq & Afghanistan. We see that only with a revolutionary workers´party can we fight oppression & exploitation.
We understand the United States as both an imperialist & colonial power. We defend the right to self-determination for colonized peoples both within this country & internationally, including Native Americans & the people of Puerto Rico. We are deeply proud to join the long trajectory of anti-racist struggle in the United States. As W.E.B. Du Bois said, “The emancipation of [humanity] is the emancipation of labor & the emancipation of labor is the freeing of that basic majority of workers who are yellow, brown, & black.”
The struggle for a revolutionary party in the US is inseparable from the struggle for a revolutionary international party. That is the heritage of Marx, Lenin and Leon Trotsky. The International organization which La Voz is a sympathizer organization is grounded in the Morenist tradition, which is a Trotskyist current born in Latin America. Our origins & experience of struggle in Latin America, far from the centers of world power,frame our understanding of the fight against global imperialism & the recolonization of the Americas. We call for the reconstruction of a democratically-centralized Fourth International as the organ of the international proletarian struggle for socialism.
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