Why we are communists

More and more workers and youth all over the world are being drawn to the ideas and banner of communism, much to the anger and anxiety of the bosses, bankers, and bourgeois politicians.

With capitalism at a total impasse — and no end in sight to wars, economic hardship, state violence, and oppression — the growing enthusiasm for a revolutionary alternative is hardly surprising. The inspiring legacy and accomplishments of the October Revolution of 1917, and the heroic lineage of generations of communists struggling for a better world, offer a beacon of hope to humanity amidst the chaos and catastrophe of capitalist crisis.

But what is communism? What does it mean to be a communist in the 21st Century? In this plenary session at the Revolution Festival, Alan Woods will discuss why we are communists, and why only the fight for communism can rid us of the nightmare of capitalism.