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121st Durham Miners’ Gala and Big Meeting

Together Let’s Build the Workers’ Opposition
and Fight to Safeguard the Future!

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121st Durham Miners’ Gala and Big Meeting
Together Let’s Build the Workers’ Opposition and Fight to Safeguard the Future!

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121st Durham Miners’ Gala and Big Meeting

Together Let’s Build the Workers’ Opposition
and Fight to Safeguard the Future!

- Call of the Northern Regional Committee of RCPB(ML), July 9, 2005 -

Today, on Gala day, with the closure of Ellington, the last Colliery in the North East there has never been a time when the consequences of the global drive of the big corporations and a Labour government, that is champion of their interests, has created such a dangerous situation in Britain and in the world. The bombing outrages in London, which are aimed at diverting the anger and opposition of the working class and people to, the destruction of economies, poverty and war show how dangerous this situation is.

In Britain, as the miners have repeatedly pointed out, ignored are the real disastrous consequences for the energy resources and future of society in the destruction of the coal industry and clean coal technology. Such disastrous decisions based on narrow interest are being felt with every passing year with the destruction of the assets and the productive forces in the country. They are also characterised by the drive of monopoly corporations, represented by the state and parliamentary system, in privatisation, fascism and wars of occupation to impose their global dominance as they have done with Afghanistan and Iraq.

Under the guise of "aid to Africa" and manipulating the sentiment of the people the US and British imperialist interests are preparing to re-conquer Africa and rob even more human and natural resources from that continent. How is it that the US and Britain that have bombed Iraq, from a modern country into a mass ruin, with much of its beautiful historic architecture destroyed, from one of the most important origins of civilisation for humankind into a mass torture chamber and prison and slaughter house where 100,000s have been killed and yet they claim that they are going to "rescue" Africa from poverty and "tyrannical" regimes? On Gala Day the workers have to nail the lie that the G8 are concerned about "aid" to Africa.

For the miners, ex-miners, for workers everywhere the call of the time is to build the workers opposition and fight to safeguard the future. The success of the alternative and anti-war candidates in the recent general election must be built upon. The workers must break with what is holding their movement back and openly refuse to conciliate with any apology for privatisation, fascism and war. The north east mining communities, industrial and non industrial workers, the young and old, the women and all that make up the greatest force for the rights of the people, for a pro-social agenda, that rely on their own initiative and counsel must become the movement of the working class and people for anti-war and pro-social government. In these dangerous times, we call on workers to carry forward their militant traditions and join in the building of the Workers’ Opposition to safeguard the future of the country.

Carry Forward the Militant Traditions of the Working Class!

All for One and One for All!

Together Let’s Build the Workers’ Opposition and Fight to Safeguard the Future!

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