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September 16, 2014
Today, large numbers of people have turned off and tuned out the elections. But the fact that people have contempt for the capitalist politicians and the phony elections does not mean that people are “tuned out” to genuine politics. On the contrary. The very acts of boycotting and denouncing the capitalist elections are political statements.
While people are rejecting capitalist politics, they remain more concerned than ever about the problems facing them and about finding solutions to these problems.
Such solutions – solutions to the problems of poverty, economic insecurity and exploitation, to the problems of militarism and war, to racism and national oppression, to the denial of rights and the exclusion of people from the political process – can only be brought about through the development of the independent politics of the working class.
The Workers Party unites and mobilizes people on the basis of the program of economic rights, democratic renewal, a democratic foreign policy and socialism. Our experience is that by popularizing this independent program as widely as possible and by persisting, on a daily basis, in developing this politics amongst the people, we break the stranglehold of capitalist politics and help people come into active political life on the basis of their own aims and agenda.
We say that the way to see the revolutionary aspirations and drive of the people is to go amongst them with genuinely independent politics. Only such a politics can interest and mobilize the people.