San Antonio Workers World Party
San Antonio Workers World Party was founded in late 2017.
Founding of San Antonio WWP
Workers World Party is excited to announce that four months ago a new branch of our party officially opened in San Antonio.
One new member, Irasema Cavazos, program director of Domesticas Unidas SA, told WW: “These are trying times for the poor, women, people of color, immigrants, workers and students who are being oppressed. Even our planet suffers due to the capitalist system.
“I believe that the Workers World Party is needed here in San Antonio, Texas, in the middle of the South, where the legacy of slavery still breathes. A woke community is what the Workers World Party will achieve as an instrument of change.”
As another new member of the party, Duke Jay, pointed out: “A city known best for its temple to white settler colonialism [the “pinche” Alamo — TG] deserves a proper Marxist/Leninist party led by Chicanx and Black voices that can decolonize as well combat the forces of gentrification, worker abuse, sexism and anti-LGBTQ oppression.
“Oppressed people are ready for a real, organized left party, not bogged down in entryism for an irredeemably imperialist Democratic Party, or scattershot in strategy and purpose. WWP is uniquely positioned to provide this, to channel these revolutionary conditions into a workers’ party led by people of color that provides victories for oppressed San Antonians, while connecting these struggles with Venezuela and Palestine and elsewhere.”
Eddie Barrera, a young queer Chicanx activist who just joined the party, confirmed this view, stating: “The Southern and Southwestern states are starving for a Marxist-Leninist presence, and what better presence than a party that has been fighting injustice, inequality and racism for over 50 years! As a majority Chicanx city, San Antonio needs a revolutionary party that will fight against rampant gentrification and racist immigration policies.”
The WWP center, based out of New York City, is committed to supporting this vital new branch. The center recognizes that if revolutionary fervor can spring out in one of the most reactionary racist settler states, it will spring from every corner of this country to crush capitalism once and for all.
- [https://www.workers.org/2018/01/10/new-wwp-branch-salutes-mlk-day/ WW New WWP branch salutes MLK Day SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS By Teresa Gutierrez posted on January 10, 2018]