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Ken Loach backs Izquierda Anticapitalista campaign

Film-maker’s message to election rallies

Wednesday 27 May 2009, by Ken Loach

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We have suffered for many years from the pressure of aggressive capitalism: working people set against each other, the loss of benefits gained over generations, such as employment rights, wage levels and the rights of Trades Unions.

Ken Loach
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"In their desperate search for new markets, cheap labour and cheap raw materials, the rulers of western capital break international law and desecrate the planet.

There has long been a need for a response from the Left that was credible. We have suffered from sectarianism and splits, and also from leaders who have taken us into the dead ends of Stalinism and social democracy.

We shouldn’t wait any longer. We need a European-wide party that puts the interests of ordinary people above the demands of capital. Defining a social and economic structure to make that a reality should be our objective Remember the old slogan: ’Agitate, Educate, Organise’. And the most important of these is ’Organise’!"

Yours in solidarity,

Ken Loach